Their location in Hertfordshire already affords them easy access to the road and rail networks, as well as being a short drive away from Heathrow Airport. Being an international business, this helps them to distribute their products, as well as meet clients and other visitors quickly and easily. Coupled with the favourable rents in the area (as opposed to London), it isn’t difficult to see why business communities are growing in this particular part of South East England.
With staying in the local area being key, Pharma Modus were seeking a better-defined facility nearby that would help them to better store and distribute their products. The new location on Caxton Way, in Watford Business Park, lies in close proximity to Croxley Green, which represents one of Hertfordshire’s key employment locations; ideal to attract talented employees, helping the company to grow and progress in their industry.
How we created this complex pharmaceutical office fit out
Competing against two other office design companies, Pharma Modus gave us detailed requirements in regards to what they required from their new office and warehouse design.
Due to the nature of the company’s business, some complex criteria had to be considered; namely, a full inspection that needs to be carried out before the building is licensed for the storage and distribution of pharmaceutical products.
The specific criterion includes a set temperature that must be maintained at all times, so our detailed design considered a number of factors (in tandem with the design of the air conditioning units). These were:
- The effects of doorways and access.
- The changing outside temperatures.
- The building’s current insulation specifications.
- The functions and operational requirements of the site and the business.