A key part of the practice experience is in the pharmaceutical environment, involving various lab refurbishments, extensions and new builds for a national pharmaceutical company across their UK sites.
This experience culminated in a project for the London Olympics in 2012 to provide a Drug Testing Facility. Strenuous site research was undertaken and a final site was chosen in an un-used facility within an existing pharmaceutical campus.
The project involved a complete refurbishment of lab, office and recreation spaces to assist the analysts from across the globe to undertake what is now an essential aspect of world sport. The specific requirements of the governing bodies and Olympic steering groups provided the first dedicated facility to be constructed away from the main host campus. Building phase completed 2011, in preparation for the 2012 London Olympics.