Millipore UK Ltd – Merck, Livingston

The tired, faded and ageing cladding on this centre of excellence required our services to uplift the facade.

Millipore UK Ltd are a leading supplier to the global Life Science industry, offering solutions and services for research, development and production of biotechnology and pharmaceutical drug therapies.

Their Livingston site is a Centre of Excellence for the production of monoclonal antibodies for blood typing. Some 72 million blood typing tests are performed annually in the US, Europe and Japan and, of these, 65% use antibodies manufactured in Livingston.

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The metal cladding on the Livingston site showcased years of wear, diminishing the visual appeal and potentially harming the underlying metal structure. Cladding Coatings was approached to refurbish the exterior efficiently and enhance its appearance to match the superior quality of the facility.

After Cladding Coatings were called in to look at the property,we were able to offer advise on how to refurbish the exterior and cost effectively create a fresh, clean and excellent looking exterior to match the reputation of the facility.

For facilities that are pivotal to critical health services, maintaining a professional image is as important as their internal operations. Merck Livingston, with its crucial role in global blood typing tests, required an exterior that reflected its significance and the high standards of its products.

The external façade of Livingston’s facility exhibited clear signs of aging, with dirt, grime, and fading that left the metal cladding susceptible to corrosion. It was essential to revitalise the building’s exterior without interrupting the site’s vital production activities.

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It was agreed that the best course of action involved the application of a robust 15-year coating system to the external façade of the trio of structures present on our work site. Eager to commence this significant undertaking, our dedicated teams commenced the initial stages with meticulous site preparation, acknowledging its prolonged duration. In a proactive move to uphold stringent health and safety standards, while also promoting the welfare and comfort of our valued team members, we strategically positioned both a temporary container and a fully-equipped welfare cabin within the vicinity of the operation.

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The initial phase of the cladding refurbishment required an intensive cleaning regiment. Our skilled professionals performed a comprehensive antifungal treatment, meticulously eradicating layers of accumulated grime, algae, and moss that had taken hold over time. This cleansing process was crucial in creating an optimal surface for the subsequent application of the coatings.

Following the thorough preparation, our expert spraying team was mobilised to execute the application of the high-performance coating system. It is through this careful and elaborate preparation phase, combined with the adept application by our experienced specialists, that we can ensure an exemplary finish. The fine attention to detail and leveraged expertise garnered from years of experience in the field are what allow us to consistently deliver a superior quality result. With these steadfast practices in place, we confidently stand behind the longevity and top-tier performance of our work, supported by our comprehensive long-term guarantees.

Our commitment to excellence in every aspect of the process, from preparation to completion, exemplifies our dedication not just to the task at hand but to the enduring satisfaction and trust of our clients. The high-grade materials used, coupled with our team’s proficiency, are what set the foundation for a lasting legacy of quality on this project, ensuring that the cladding will maintain its integrity and aesthetic appeal for many years to come.

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The refurbishment resulted in a magnificent transformation of the building’s exterior. The revitalised metal cladding and masonry work brought a refreshing and professional look to the site that corresponds with the company’s status as a Centre of Excellence—completed on time and without hindering the facility’s operations.

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The case of Millipore UK Ltd – Merck Livingston stands as a testament to the importance of upholding a facility’s image to mirror the excellence of its services and operations. Through strategic planning and the expertise of Cladding Coatings, the Livingston site’s aesthetic now aligns with its paramount role in the pharmaceutical industry, showcasing that the integrity of a brand begins with its appearance.

Are you interested in seeing a similar transformation for your facility? You can always reach out and discover how to give your building the same professional touch that reflects the quality of your services. Contact us to discuss.

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