Bassaire Delivers Clean Air for Health Food Manufacturer

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Published: 10 June 2015


Bassaire clean air solution
Bassaire, in conjunction with composite panel construction specialists, ISD Solutions, recently built a clean air solution for the contract health supplement and sports nutrition manufacturer, The Nutrition Group.

The new, 1,365m2 clean manufacturing site in Blackpool is an ISO class 8 factory that includes a packing area, tablet and supplement production location. 

The airtight production area is atmosphere controlled to keep unwanted particulates out of the clean area. An air handling unit supplies and extracts the HEPA filtered air via corridor ceiling grilles.

The system takes air out of the rooms at a low level, which provides good air movement. The ventilation systems ensures the production rooms stay positively pressurised. This means they meet both client and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements.
“This is the first project undertaken with ISD Solutions and together we have value engineered a turnkey solution to meet the strict clean production requirements of The Nutrition Group,” explains Rachel Utting, project manager at Bassaire.

“All mechanical and electrical services are installed above the ceilings and these have been designed to be fully accessible with walk on access to allow maintenance work to be carried out from above, without compromising the cleanliness of production rooms below.

“Composite PIR panels incorporating a ‘clean safe’ plasticised finish are an ideal construction solution for clean room and pharmaceutical environments and we see excellent synergy in this sector,” explains Andy Hudspith for ISD Solutions. 

“Particular attention was needed to ensure a fixing free flush finish to ensure an ultra-clean working environment.” 
The team used Gripple wires in place of more traditional ceiling suspension methods helped to overcome ceiling spans and walk on access.

The project team formed all lighting units and ducting apertures throughout. In addition, there was careful planning of recessed electrical sockets and conduit runs formed within the panel insulation.