Turnkey Pharmaceutical Cold Stores



CREST were approached by leading fit-out company, Overbury, as a specialist pharma cold storage contractor for one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical innovators.

A pharmaceutical cold room was required on each floor of the end user’s two-storey research & development site in Stevenage, and came as part of wider ongoing refurbishment and modernisation works.


CREST’s expertise in turnkey cold store construction for high-value pharmaceutical products confirmed that we were able to provide vital N+1 redundancy solutions and select a sustainable refrigerant option in line with the project specification.

Our team worked closely with Overbury during negotiations to ensure that the specification and build programme were in line with the end user’s requirements.

Project Delivery

Both turnkey cold room packages were designed and built to maintain an internal temperature requirement of +4°C. The rooms themselves utilised a panel system with FR30 rating, as per the contract’s specification.

Working on the first and second floor of the building meant materials were maneouvred via an internal freight lift and external hoist, a challenge that the team are well-versed in navigating from previous site experience.

Aligning our start on site with a rescheduled programme of works required pro-active coordination to ensure that the project was completed in a timely manner and to the end user’s satisfaction.

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A successful turnkey contract for high-value pharma products

Steve Gunning, CREST Contracts Supervisor
Building UsePharmaceutical R&D
Panel CoreQuadcore
Panel SupplierKingspan
Panel Thickness80mm
Panel Requirements119m²
ServicesN+1 Refrigeration Systems
Aligned Construction Programme
Turnkey Design & Build
Sustainable Refrigerants