GBE Appointed at Global Headquarters of Life Sciences Giant

GBE Converge have been appointed by Kier to the new Global Headquarters of Life Sciences giant Abcam at the Cambridge biomedical campus. GBE Converge will be designing, supplying, installing and commissioning the Fire, Gas Suppression, Disabled Alarms, CCTV, Access Control and Data Network systems to the state-of-the-art £46 million office and laboratory scheme.

The new site consisting of a three-storey laboratory building and a four-storey office building, connected by an atrium link, will combine Abcam’s current facilities in Cambridge and will house the group’s UK innovation and manufacturing capabilities, laboratories, logistics, sales, marketing and corporate functions. It will also be the company’s European distribution hub.

GBE Converge will be working with partners Gent, Baldwin Boxall, Pelco and Salto to implement the project, with GBE’s work commencing in October 2017 with a scheduled completion in August 2018.

GBE Converge’s Business Development Manager Paul Walsh said of the appointment “This is another prestigious contract win for GBE Converge and we are very proud to be part of this leading, biotech construction project.”