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Mach-Aire awarded fume cupboard and extract contract at the GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry by the University of Nottingham

Mach-Aire awarded fume cupboard and extract contract at the GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry by the University of Nottingham

Mach-Aire is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a contract to design, build and install 58 fume cupboards, 4 re-circulatory filtration fume cupboards and 60 LEVs, plus associated extract systems for the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham.

The Carbon Neutral Laboratory at The University of Nottingham Innovation Park is being constructed in partnership with the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, the University’s largest ever fundraising appeal to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future. The Campaign raised a £12 million grant from GlaxoSmithKline as part of their ‘green chemistry’ commitment.

The building will incorporate the latest technologies to enable it to be carbon neutral over 25 years, in addition it will be BREEAM outstanding and LEED Platinum rated.

As part of their commitment to the project GlaxoSmithKline wanted to develop new and innovative techniques to improve the energy efficiency of the entire laboratory. GlaxoSmithKline approached Mach-Aire to work with them to improve the efficiency of the fume cupboards that were to be installed within the laboratory. Over a period of a number of years Mach-Aire developed innovative low energy fume cupboards that would contribute to the building becoming carbon neutral during its lifetime.

Mach-Aire are delighted to have been awarded the contract to design, build and install the fume cupboards, LEVs and associated extract systems by Imtech Engineering Services Central, the M&E Contractor, and Morgan Sindall, the Principal Contractor, following the successful development of the fume cupboards during the concept phase of the project.

The project is due to be completed in February 2015.

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