is now reaching the end of a substantial fit-out project for Global Technology
company Carl Zeiss.
The interiors company is
transforming c. 43,000 sq. ft. of office space plus undertaking a range of
external works at a site in Cambridgeshire to create a world-class lean
manufacturing facility, including a clean room, where Carl Zeiss will make
electron microscopes for sale and distribution worldwide.
The fit-out of Building
1030 at Cambourne Business Park covers three floors, and the complexity and
specialised nature of the work has just been documented in a new video available to
view at https://www.saraceninteriors.com/blog/5583/
Clive Longden, Saracen’s
Site Manager, said: “It’s a complex project with some significant challenges,
but working closely with our client, the team has successfully met these
challenges, and we are now on track for completion and handover on time.”
Saracen won the project in
a competitive tender against strong competition, further cementing the groups
presence in the industry.
The team is managing a full
fit-out of office space on floors one and two, as well as installing all-new
kitchens and breakout areas. The first floor also includes a technical area for
research and development that has required particularly careful design.
But the toughest challenges
have been on the ground floor where building a clean room for the production of
the electron microscopes threw up significant mechanical and electrical hurdles
as well as issues of coordination that the Saracen team has had to overcome. As
well as the advanced M and E work, the project has required the installation of
a range of specialised equipment, including cranes. Saracen has also installed
an external goods lift as part of the project scope of works.
The project came about as a
result of significant local business growth together with increased global
demand for the products and services of the two Cambridge based subsidiaries of
the Global Carl Zeiss group.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy Ltd
and Carl Zeiss Ltd, wanted to combine operations and move from their two
current premises in Cambridge, to a single facility and as a result have signed
a long-term lease at Cambourne Business Park
Saracen is managing the
project so that staff will be able to easily transfer into the newly-revamped
premises and to provide Carl Zeiss with room for further future expansion.