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Merck Millipore Membrane Pilot R&D Facility

Contract involved enabling works followed by construction of two storey Research & Development facility at Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork.

  • Construction and fitout of a two-storey “L” shaped extension (2,000m²) abutting existing manufacturing plant
  • Scope of contract includes main contractor for all works including the procurement, coordination, installation, testing and commissioning of all specialist services and Client equipment
  • Areas include production area, laboratories and cleanroom
  • Internal fit out works comprised all specialist floor, wall and ceiling finishes including installation, testing, commissioning and validation of mechanical & electrical systems and equipment
  • 19 ISO 7/8 clean room’s for bulk filter membrane (1,690m²)
  • Installation of high specification laboratories to a bespoke design
  • The Lab furniture incorporated concealed medical gas, DI water, vacuum, power and data containment, all integrated into high level bench pedestals
  • Maintaining all critical services, utilities and plant live during the construction works
  • Reinforced concrete construction substructure including piled foundations
  • The structure comprised of a structural steel frame, including a composite metal deck at first floor level
  • The building façade comprised of insulated metal cladding with removable panels & glazing
  • Working in a live manufacturing \ pharmaceutical site

Project Team

Merck Millipore Ireland BV

Project Manager:
PM Group

Devereux Architects

Quantity Surveyor:
PM Group

Structural Engineer:
PM Group

M&E Consultant:
PM Group

Project Details

Contract Value:

Floor Area:
2,000 sq.m

12 months