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GW Pharmaceuticals, England

GW Pharmaceuticals, England

    • CLIENT:
    • GW Pharmaceuticals
    • WSP CEL
    • WSP CEL
    • PROJECT:
    • Tech II Project
    • VALUE:
    • £5.5m
    • SECTOR:
    • Life Sciences
    • Kent, UK


Kirby was responsible for the full 3D coordination and construction of mechanical, electrical/instrumentation and process pipework services for this project, which was an extension of an existing manufacturing facility. The project consisted of a production suite and laboratory which included the installation of an extraction skid and evaporator skid.

Kirby engaged with WSP CEL at the project initiation stage to validate the design criteria and carry out pre-construction coordination analysis. This key step enabled a controlled project initiation and structured delivery through construction, commissioning, project closure and handover phases.


Kirby scope of works included the complete installation of mechanical, electrical/instrumentation and process pipework services (MEP).

The electrical and instrumentation systems installed by Kirby included:

• LV Distribution
• General and Emergency Lighting
• General Service Power
• Mechanical Plant Service Power
• Fire Detection and Alarm
• Access Control, Intruder and CCTV
• Earthing and Bonding
• Voice and Data Distribution
• Lightning Protection
• Impulse Tubing
• Ethernet (Cat 6)

The mechanical and clean utilities systems installed by Kirby included:

• Chilled Water
• Low Temperature Hot Water
• Supply and Extract Ventilation Distribution
• Server Room Air Conditioning
• CO2
• Nitrogen
• Process Air
• Process Chilled Water
• Solvent/Solvent Waste
• Compressed Air
• Instrument Air
• Ethanol
• Domestic Water Services
• Process Drainage

Installed plant items included chillers, AHUs; buffer vessels and electrical panels.

The total project meterage consisted of 46,000m of cable, 1,400m of containment, 630 number of instruments and loops, 291 calibrations, 930m of nylon and 468 of SS impulse piping, 10 number of I/O points; 660m of black utilities, 455m of copper pipework, 4m of clean utilities pipework and 1,800m² of ductwork.