PTSG’s Access and Safety division will be returning to a state-of-the-art medical research centre following the renewal of a contract to deliver access maintenance works.
The Francis Crick Institute (formerly the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation) is a biomedical research centre in London, which opened in 2016. The institute is a partnership between Cancer Research UK, Imperial College London, King’s College London (KCL), the Medical Research Council, University College London (UCL) and the Wellcome Trust.
PTSG’s Access and Safety division will attend the institute to provide quarterly maintenance of the building’s suspended access equipment, and also to provide a yearly flue and chimney inspection, highlighting any repair or remedial works that are needed to ensure the safety of the site’s roof.
The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a brand-new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1,500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under a single roof in Europe.
PTSG’s engineers are already familiar with the Francis Crick Institute. Prior to the institute moving into its new facility, the company completed PAT and fixed wire testing and inspection works, as well as installing lightning protection systems and access and safety equipment, and performing high level cleaning of PVA and chimneys.