Chemical manufacturing facility

WSP helped turn a hazardous chemical into a material that improves artificial limbs, mobile phones and automotive and aerospace parts.

Location

  • United Kingdom

Sector

Service

  • Construction Management
  • Structural Engineering
  • Vertical Transportation
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Client

  • Victrex

Project Value

  • £13m

Project Status

  • Complete

Awards

  • European Construction Institute (ECI) Project of the Year Award 2014

WSP was appointed by client Victrex Manufacturing Limited to complete the design, procurement and construction of a chemical manufacturing facility which turns a hazardous chemical into a material that improves artificial limbs, mobile phones and automotive and aerospace parts.

The project scope included new process equipment and infrastructure upgrades including structures, utilities, mechanical, electrical distribution, control / safety system and fire protection systems.

Safety was our highest priority and our mature relationship with the client allowed us to work as a trusted partner to help them meet global demand for fast track approach whilst also ensuring that safety came first. This created challenges for the team, but also opportunities for innovative ideas – which not only gave time benefits but also resulted in the project coming in under budget.