Cambridge Biomedical Campus laboratory relocation win

01 May 2018

Premier has won the contract to project manage and deliver the relocation of global life science e-commerce company Abcam from three existing sites into a new state-of-the-art global headquarters on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Abcam provides a range of products to the international life science industry including antibodies, biochemicals and proteins.  Their new building includes 100,000 sq feet of laboratory and research space as well as offices and welfare facilities and will house up to 550 staff. 

As a laboratory relocation specialist, Premier will be moving a range of specialist and non-OEMs laboratory equipment, hazardous materials, logistics products, and live fridges and freezers containing compounds.  During the tender process, Abcam was particularly impressed by Premier’s successful completion of the relocation of the Francis Crick Institute, the most significant scientific laboratory relocation project of its kind in Europe.

We will be working closely with the Abcam team from the planning stage to ensure a successful relocation with minimal down time.  With the tender incorporating both project management and delivery, Premier will be preparing a comprehensive laboratory relocation plan, carrying out risk and contingency planning, liaising with OEMs, compiling a full inventory of hazardous materials and managing all ADR/DGSA requirements as well as delivering the physical move.   

As one the UK’s leading workplace services providers, Premier will be carrying out all office staff and filing moves as well as IT moves including servers and desktops. 

Premier’s Account Director, Dave Russinger, who lead the bid and will oversee the relocation said: “We are delighted to win this tender and to be supporting Abcam in this major relocation to their new global headquarters.   We look forward to sharing our extensive expertise in carrying out laboratory relocations in live environments to deliver an amazing relocation experience for all Abcam staff.”

Once the relocation project is complete, Premier is supporting Abcam with the exit of their legacy buildings, delivering sustainable clearances in line with the waste hierarchy.  Our sustainable solution for the disposal of their surplus assets will ensure that where possible furniture is reused in the new location and that unwanted furniture is sold or donated via The Giving Back Project.