Entries by Nic

Medihotels – Can Hotels Become Hospitals in Times of Crisis?

The Covid-19 pandemic has unquestionably highlighted the pressure placed on our healthcare systems through the rapid increase in the number of patients requiring intensive care. It has clearly evidenced the lack of available hospital beds and support services that …


Circular Project Management – The Right Management Spin

Circular Project Management sounds like it could very well reflect the real-life processes that take place during the life cycle of a new venture. Sometimes, designing and building manufacturing facilities can feel a bit like you’re on a merry-go-round.

“Round, …

Design and planning service for health science facilities

Pharmaceutical manufacturing facility design constraints

In pharmaceutical manufacturing facility design constraints often exists between the limitations inherent in site constraints – the building “envelope”- and the pressure of intent to ‘open’ that envelope to maximise the floor area, in turn maximising ROI. One is …

MHRA GMP deficiency data trending 2015

2015 MHRA GMP Inspection Deficiency Data Trends

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is an executive agency of the Department of Health in the United Kingdom which is responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are acceptably safe.

It is the equivalent …

3 way cleanroom door

Cleanroom design – simple solutions to complex problems

I want an innovative cleanroom design, the use of the word “innovation” is perhaps the most overused ‘buzz’ word in the design and documentation of health sciences facilities, the intent is certainly not over-used, in the sense of the …

Architecture art

Is Architecture Art in a Life Science Setting?

Yes. That old chestnut.

Well, that is to say, the notion of “architecture as art” or moreover reframed as the simpler question “is architecture art?” has intrigued me for such a long time now – just as it has for …


Value Engineering using Building Information Modeling (BIM)

With the increasing optimisation of value-engineering using Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions for advanced pharmaceutical facility design, it has never been more critical to properly understand the existing conditions of buildings when working on ‘brownfield’ sites. And the most …