Terumo Aortic, Inchinnan
Terumo Aortic is a global medical device company, dedicated to developing solutions for aortic and peripheral vascular disease. Major investment in their manufacturing site in Renfrewshire, to provide state of the art new manufacturing facilities, reached a new milestone with the completion of the new phase 2 atrium and Graft and Thoraflex extension in June 2022.
Lee Boyd provided architectural services to the Contractor, Thomas Johnstone, who were commissioned by Terumo Aortic to deliver an early concept design for an extension to their existing facility: to provide over 2000m2 of additional floor space for the future fit-out of the expanded production facilities and a new two storey atrium to link the existing site facilities and provide a more visible entrance to the site.
Close collaboration with the design team and a stage warrant process allowed the works to be delivered within programme and budget. A fire engineering solution for the atrium was developed by the Consultants Jensen Hughes, building services design was undertaken by Harley Haddow and the structural design for the new development was designed by the Engineers Will Rudd Davidson.
The completed atrium is a bright and airy space, with a new entrance and reception facility and a glazed bridge providing a practical new link to existing accommodation at first floor level. The double-height volume of the new atrium provides breathing space within the core of the manufacturing facility and improves opportunities for meeting, collaboration, and display. It has been commended by Terumo Aortic as a very visual sign of their commitment and ambition for the site.
Elsewhere on the site Lee Boyd and TJL also supported a wide range of alterations to the existing building fabric, including improvements to accessibility, fire protection and expanded office and support accommodations.
Photos by Keith Hunter.
“We are delighted with the space and functionality which has been created with our new atrium. It is a very visible sign of our commitment and ambition to both our Associates and all visitors to the facility as we continue to grow our business.”
Robert Welsh, Global VP of Engineering & Operations at Terumo Aortic