PROPERTY CONSULTANTS PARTNER WITH BIOCITY SCOTLAND – Grow and go…
THOMAS & Adamson, an international property and construction consultancy, is the latest firm to sign a partnership agreement with BioCity Scotland.
BioCity Scotland is the new bioscience facility at Newhouse close to the M8 Corridor in Lanarkshire.
As well as offering state-of-the-art equipped laboratory facilities to new and growing life science businesses, BioCity Scotland offers a range of support services to its tenants, with their future in mind.
Says Alastair Wallace, senior partner at Thomas & Adamson: “Our core business is in property and construction consultation – we deliver cost management, project management, building surveying, health and safety services and facilities management for a wide range of clients in Scotland and overseas.
“We have a significant proven track record in the life sciences sector and this is why we have partnered with BioCity Scotland. Tenants who are attracted to this facility fit with our expertise in the life science sector, and partnering with BioCity Scotland gives us a great opportunity to assist these companies to develop.”
Thomas & Adamson was set up over 75 years ago in Edinburgh, where the firm still has their head office in Wemyss Place. Today it’s an equity partnership with four offices in the UK and expanding overseas. The firm provides services to all business sectors from residential to education to commercial businesses.
Continues Alastair: “Thomas & Adamson’s history of working in life sciences spans over 25 years and still exists today. This comprises capital and revenue projects for organisations such as Quintiles, Catalent, Aptuit, J&J Medical – formerly Ethicon, Syntex, Roslin Institute, as well as Heriot Watt and Edinburgh Universities. Some of these companies started in small start-up facilities similar to BioCity tenants and we have successfully grown with them to deliver their project requirements.
“Laboratory projects have such a wide and varied range of requirements, there has to be an in-depth knowledge of the associated protocols and procedures required of these facilities; such as ACDP (Advisory Committee of Dangerous Pathogens), GLP (Good Laboratory Practice), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and cleanroom classification. Our experience has enabled us to deliver a broad range of sophisticated and specialist facility projects in this sector.
“Our role ranges from project manager to cost consultant and many of our clients find benefit in employing us on a combined basis due to our understanding of the project brief, the associated costings and our drive and commitment to ensuring successful project delivery.”
Thomas & Adamson already have overseas offices in the Ukraine and Abu Dhabi but, in addition, the firm now works with the world’s largest silicon chip manufacturer in the USA, which has meant their own expansion with an office opening in Portland Oregan.
Fraser Black, managing director of BioCity Scotland, said: “I am delighted that we are working in partnership with Thomas & Adamson with their particular expertise in the property requirements for R&D and life science businesses. We have a range of ‘partners’ who work with us to provide everything a growing business needs when they locate at BioCity Scotland – this includes HR professionals, lawyers, IP and Patent Attorneys and accountants.
“It is inevitable that as our fledging business tenants develop and grow, their laboratory space needs will change. Ultimately, they will outgrow our facilities and be looking to move on which is the perfect business model for our business.”
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