CHASE Consulting Ltd have recently secured our third year of work at the Diamond Light Source facility based at Harwell Science & Innovation Campus located just South of Oxford. The appointment sees the company continuing to provide Principal Designer and CDM Adviser services on a range of construction activities up to April 2019.
So what actually happens at Diamond?
Diamond Light Source is the UK's national Synchrotron. It works like a giant microscope, harnessing the power of electrons to produce bright light that scientists can use to study anything from fossils to jet engines to viruses and vaccines.
The machine accelerates electrons to near light speeds so that they give off light 10 billion times brighter than the sun. These bright beams are then directed off into laboratories known as ‘beamlines’. Here, scientists use the light to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology.
Through the team's long standing relationship with this Client we have been fortunate to be part of some fantastic projects including the construction of many of the Beamlines referred to above and more recently some logistically challenging projects such as the installation of four new 20 tonne chillers into a central courtyard plant-room. As a Client always moving forward there are further new build and refurbishment projects proposed for the site which CHASE Consulting Ltd are excited to be a part of.
More information on Diamond Light Source and the fascinating things they get up to can be found by visiting www.diamond.ac.uk
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