IPSEN – Pharmaceutical

Posted: 05.02.24

3 min read






BMS Design, Install, Training and Consultation





Ipsen is a global specialty-driven pharmaceutical company which also has a significant presence in primary care.  Selling more than 20 drugs in over 115 countries, with a direct commercial presence in 30 countries worldwide, and over 4900 employees, ensuring that their UK and international operations were not disrupted during the recent major refurbishment of their commercial offices in Slough was crucial to the success of this critical project.

Intech Controls were employed directly by MARIS, the appointed fit-out design and delivery contractor, who specialise in creating modern, innovate and efficient workplace environments.  During the 40 week program, split across 3 phases, Intech Controls were tasked with providing a full turnkey upgrade solution of the obsolete Siemens BMS system, right through from design to project management, delivery, handover and system training for the client.

Opting for the latest Trend IQ4E controller platform, Intech designed and delivered a brand new Building Management System to provide sequenced control for the buildings’ boiler and chiller plant, along with control of the 4 primary Air Handling Units (AHU’s) that supply tempered fresh air to the 3 floors of Fan Coil Units (FCU’s).  By installing Variable Speed Drives (VSD’s) on all of the motors, including the AHU fans and main plant pump sets, coupled with an entirely new BMS software design, Intech were able to create a solution that not only manages comfort levels for the building occupants, but also ensures that energy use is optimised helping Ipsen to achieve their energy and sustainability targets.

As well as upgrading the main plant BMS panels at the site, Intech installed new Trend IQEco31 controllers on the 90 FCU’s split across 3 floors, with a new MSTP network allowing the FCU controllers to integrate seamlessly onto the core BMS network.  

Given the nature of the site, the building remained fully operational during the entire 40 week program which added a unique challenge to the delivery process.  Staff had to be moved around the building to allow for the FCU upgrades to take place, meaning that Intech had to work closely with Maris and their nominated mechanical contractor, Conditioned Environments, to meticulously plan the program from start to finish.  

By collaborating across the supply chain, the project was delivered with minimal impact to the client, on time and within budget.

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