Potent Manufacturing Facility, 8966 Aesica (Queenborough) Ltd

RB Group was awarded Front End Study contract in May 2010 RBPC was awarded Design and Manage Contract in August 2010. 

The Building was completed to IQ stage in April 2011 Pharmaceutical Formulated Product Facility to manufacture a Potent Schedule 2 controlled drug with an OEL of 700 nanograms/m3 Feasibility Study, Front End study, Detailed design, construction management, Validation, CDM Requirements

  • The requirement was to convert an unused office into a stand-alone facility within a short as possible time period.
  • This facility includes change rooms, airlock, Blender, Tablet press, Blister packer, Analytical laboratory, safe room.
  • HVAC system where air is HEPA filtered in and out of each room.
  • The main driver for this project was programme with a supply agreement of 6 million tablets agreed for delivery in 2011.



  • The initial layout concept was developed by Aesica. Aesica also scoped and purchased all major production equipment.
  • RBPC costed the facility and utilities to house this concept in 3 separate design stages (30% feasibility, 10% front end and detailed design stages).
  • RBPC then managed the construction of the facility.
  • RBPC completed all facility and utility validation Delivery.
  • The building was delivered on time despite major construction activates (steelwork erection and cladding installation) occurring during a harsh winter.

The outcome

  • The building completion was achieved within the same month that was originally targeted at feasibility stage.
  • The final cost of the facility and utilities was only 8% higher than the price estimated at feasibility level (30% design stage), and only 0.5% higher than that estimated at detailed design level.

Mike Battrum, Head of Engineering commented: “RB Group delivered a class leading potent manufacturing facility to budget on time.”

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