Porton Down

Refurbishment & reconfiguration works to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)

The works were located at the Dstl (Defence Science & Technology Laboratory) Site at Porton Down with the requirement to bring Building 384, its clean room and laboratory facilities up to the current Building Regulations requirements as outlined in the employer’s requirement, contract drawings and room data sheets. The scope of the work was to include but not limited to:

  • Removal of asbestos containing materials
  • Replacement of all existing windows with double glazed windows and panels to all elevations
  • Replacement of internal doors with FR doors
  • Renew the electrical works
  • Replace the heating system, including radiators, associated pipework and interface with the existing BMS heating controls
  • Reconfigure the hot and cold water services to accommodate the new laboratory requirements
  • Carpentry associated with the works to the windows, doors and benching
  • Painting and decoration
  • Repair and replacement of the sealed laboratory flooring
  • Provide new mechanical ventilation to the work stations
  • Replacement and/or movement, storage and re-fixing of benching
  • Replace the Fire Alarm System and Emergency Lighting throughout the building to meet the British Standards and the Fire Reform Order (Fire Safety) 2005
  • Carry out Fire Stopping works to meet the appropriate Fire Standards.

Mildren Construction acted as the Principal Contractor for the works, undertaking the design for the works in accordance with the specification outlined in the employer’s requirement, room data sheets and contract drawings and was required to provide the relevant design calculations, drawings and specifications for all new works proposed, e.g. electrical, fire alarm system, heating and ventilation and lighting.

The site was operated as a secure facility with Mildren adhering to the strict security requirements for access and egress purposes.


Porton Down

Porton Down, Salisbury, UK