Contagious Diseases Research Facility, Southampton University

This project was a major new build biological research facility testing serious pathogenic diseases. A wide range of testing and operating facilities were provided, with a range of hygiene coating systems applied to meet stringent requirements, including some areas at the highest Micro-biological Containment Level, CL4. To meet the Containment Level specifications, many areas required the surface finish to be airtight, demanding the highest levels of materials and workmanship quality to ensure that surface finishes had no air-bubbles, holidays, cracks or other blemishes that may compromise the HSE requirements.

Cousins carried out all the painting and decorating for the project over a period of two years. Systems applied included:

  • Crown Clean Extreme applied to general areas
  • Sika Steridex & Sterisheen elastomeric hygiene coatings with Flexitape local reinforcement

Value: £500k

Completion: Spring 2011

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