Design, Construct, Validate and Maintain

Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine

The Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) building houses the 230 researchers of the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM). The purpose built building, officially opened by HRH Princess Royal in May 2012, received substantial funding from the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise. The building covers 9000m2 and contains state-of-the-art research facilities to pursue stem cell research and regenerative medicine as well as a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) cell therapy facility operated jointly by Roslin Cells Ltd and the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service.

The GMP area within SCRM comprises seven high quality clean rooms ranging from grade B to D. The facility is licensed by the Human Embryology Fertilisation Authority (HFEA), Human Tissue Authority (HTA) and The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), and is jointly operated by Roslin Cells Ltd, the Scottish National Blood transfusion Service (SNBTS) and The University of Edinburgh.

Facilities Services

In June 2014, T-SQUARED was awarded the contract for the entire hard facilities service package within the GMP facility in the SCRM Building. We are responsible for BMS Controls, Validation/Filter Integrity, Air flow/pressure balancing, HVAC and Vacuum Compressors.

As part of the PPM contract, we carry out monthly inspection visits on condition and operation of all equipment as well as two major shutdowns per year where we carry out the following:

  • Full BMS Controls service
  • Full HVAC service
  • Complete filter integrity testing
  • Revalidation of pressure and airflows

Management

These shutdowns are carried out over a two week period. On completion of the major service visits we issue full condition reports with recommendations on repair and upgrade. In addition to a full planned preventative maintenance package, we also provide reactive maintenance for the facility, covering all callouts with 24hr emergency cover.