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Bovis Lend Lease, Research Facility

A leading pharmaceutical company commissioned a new state of the art research development centre. Bovis Lend Lease was the main M&E contractor for this prestigious new development, and SPC Technical Services Ltd was successful in securing the voice and data works.

The building consisted of 3 storeys, with a mixture of laboratories, write up areas, offices and meeting rooms.

Scope of Work

Our brief was to provide a resilient structured cabling system into the new building. The system consisted of:

  • 500+ ADC Krone Category 6 outlets
  • 90% of outlets installed in IP55-rated enclosures
  • 2 x diversely routed 200 pair voice inter-building links
  • 2 x diversely routed 144 core singlemode fibre optic inter-building links


This project evolved throughout the planning and implementation stages, and required flexible planning and work practices throughout. With such a quickly developing scope of works, co-operation with all other services and trades onsite was essential to the success of the project. Regular project meetings were held to ensure good communication was maintained with all parties throughout. We were able to adapt to suit the customer?s requirements and were effective in delivering changes onsite.


The project was specified to a new structured cabling system utilising ADC Krone TrueNet UTP LSF Category 6 cabling and components throughout. As an ADC Krone authorised Integrator, SPC Technical Services Ltd, was able to provide a full warranty on the system.

The design called for data outlets to be presented in a wide variety of ways: within floor boxes, power poles, dado trunking, ceiling voids and plant rooms. Linking all these presentations was the need for us to house 90% of them in IP55-rated enclosures, to cope with the conditions within the building.

Over 500 outlets were installed in all, including outlets for the wireless system.

We installed a telemetry cabling system for the building monitoring system.

To provide resilience to the system both the voice and fibre optic backbone cable links were installed along diverse routes. This included both the external inter-building campus backbones, installed via the pit and duct system, and intra-building backbones running through the fabric of the building.

Health and Safety

This project demanded strict compliance to site-specific Health and Safety conditions. Full PPE (personal protective equipment) had to be worn at all times whilst onsite, including hardhat, safety boots, hi-vis vests, gloves and light eye protection.


  • SPC Technical Services Ltd completed the voice and data to time and budget
  • We were highly commended by both Bovis Lend Lease and the customer for our works
  • The customer?s Infrastructure Manager said that SPC Technical Services Ltd had done an excellent job and that all tasks had been undertaken in a professional manner.