GlaxoSmithKline, Paris

Accommodating bespoke integration points to house services, including gas, air and power was necessary in this laboratory environment. SAS330 enables rapid changes to equipment in the laboratory.

Key features

Sector

Healthcare

Client

GlaxoSmithKline

Architect

Morgan Sindell

Main contractor

MPS Pharmachem

Sub-contractor

DBS

Completion year

2010

System type

SAS330, SAS150

Area M2

4,000

Region

Europe

Product Groups

SAS International’s SAS330 was specified for the laboratory and office areas at GlaxoSmithKline Laboratories in Paris. The three-storey 8,300m² building houses pharmaceutical R&D facilities for scientists and researchers working in the areas of diabetes, obesity and dyslipemia.

SAS330 is a lay-in metal ceiling tile system, that provides functionality and outstanding performance for a range of cost effective design options. The practical nature of its structure allows ease of construction and maintenance.

Laboratories require more mechanical and electrical services than commercial office buildings. SAS330 ceiling system was designed to accommodate bespoke integration points with these services, including gas, air and power. With the services being housed in the ceiling void, SAS330 enables rapid changes to equipment in the laboratory, as the tiles can be easily and frequently moved without damage.

SAS150 was chosen for the main entrance corridors because, unlike the laboratory areas, minimal access is needed.

Systems used