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Bouygues Energies & Service were featured in Innovators magazine's biotech special, which was distributed at the annual IBioIC conference in Glasgow. 

Last month, Doug Howard and Peter McRitchie of our Contracting division, attended the IBioIC Annual Conference at the Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow. The event, which is organised by the influential IBioIC, is widely considered as one of the key events for the biotech industry within Scotland.


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ExoMars Rover Cleanroom

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Our client are a crucial player in the international ExoMars programme, led by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Roscosmos. The ExoMars rover is an automated vehicle, being engineered and built by our client, which will be launched into Space in 2020. The mission: search for past and present lifeforms on Mars.






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Client's Requirement

To progress with the ExoMars Rover programme, our client required a bespoke facility, which would be purpose-built and highly controlled to ISO class 8 classification. All operations would need to maintain strict BioBurden control parameters, as well as be aware of the molecular and particulate contamination risks.

Our Solution

Following previous experience of working in collaboration with the client, Bouygues Energies & Services were appointed as the turnkey design & build partner for the project.

Our track record of delivery for cutting-edge technology and mission critical projects enabled us to present a detailed solution that met our client’s specialist requirement, as well as the stringent expectations of their end client; the ESA. By collaborating with client teams and ExoMars project management executives, our own team were able to fully identify and understand distinctive features of the project and therefore offer a fully tailored solution.

The full-height, stainless steel design comprised of a changing room, airlock, and equipment support and preparation areas. In order to meet the paramount environmental demands, a molecular carbon filtration system and temperature and humidity controls were core aspects of the design. The necessary BioBurden control parameters were maintained, enabling us to deliver an ISO validated cleanroom classification in readiness for client VOC bake-out periods and ExoMars Rover preparations.

Client Benefits

A single point of accountability
Providing detailed design, architectural, construction, procurement, installation, mechanical & electrical services, commissioning and validation to offer seamless engineering solutions to the challenges facing our client.

International credibility
The new facility will enable our client to move forward with the ExoMars Rover programme, contributing to global astronomical advancement through exploration of the Red Planet.

Validated results
By delivering the project to strict regulatory standards, the facility is validated under the ISO classifications, allowing our client to meet the expectations of the European Space Agency.


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STEM Centre

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Our client are a crucial player in the international ExoMars programme, led by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Roscosmos, meaning they are at the forefront of astronomical innovation. Given their position of influence and inspiration for young people, our client wished to construct a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Centre through internal alterations and a single storey extension of their existing building. 


funded project 


inspiring future generations


fire and safety systems

Client's Requirement 

Working in collaboration with a local college, our client was able to secure a grant from the Local Education Authority to construct the STEM Centre. The area will be used to teach local students about the space missions of the past and those planned for the future. Together with the Mars Rover test area next door, which is visible from the viewing gallery, the whole area is geared around STEM and encouraging young people to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Our Solution

Following previous successful project delivery with our client on the ExoMars cleanroom building, Bouygues Energies & Services were appointed as the turnkey Design & Build partner for the delivery of this facility. By working closely with all decision makers, which included client teams, the local college and Local Education Authority, we were able to ensure our design and delivery met the specific requirements of the STEM centre.

Our solution included extensive security considerations, given the intended public use, installing fire safety mechanisms, CCTV, access control and security systems. The main challenge of the project was meeting the strict time constraints, as the facility needed to be completed in time to meet pre-arranged facility bookings by local schools and education centres.

Client Benefits

A single point of contact to boost performance
Providing detailed design, architectural, procurement, construction, installation, specific client equipment, mechanical & electrical services, commissioning and training to offer seamless engineering solutions to the challenges facing our client.

Inspiring the future
The STEM Centre is sponsored by both our client and the LEA to provide an area of learning for the surrounding community. Not only does this promote our client’s corporate social responsibility activities, but also demonstrates their commitment to inspire future generations working in STEM.

Professional recognition
The centre was opened by UK Astronaut, Major Tim Peake; further cementing our client's reputation in the Aerospace sector.

Efficient delivery
Delivery of the project to a strict time scale enabled our client to meet their booking commitments from students eager to access the STEM Centre.


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Peterborough Schools

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In 2007, Bouygues Energies & Services began a 30-year PFI Agreement with Peterborough City Council to deliver a Total Facilities Management contract to Jack Hunt School, Ken Stimpson Community School and the Queen Katharine Academy. 


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Benchmark review every 

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Bouygues Energies & Services ensures that the buildings, fixtures and fittings are maintained to a nearly new standard throughout the lifetime of the contract. We work in partnership with the client to ensure investment is targeted to meet the needs of the schools.

Our Solution

Through the CAFM (Computer Aided Facilities Management) system - which schedules, monitors and records planned and reactive works - we can effectively plan manpower requirements to meet the needs of the schools, adapting to their labour structure accordingly. This is continuously reviewed to ensure the model is in line with the ever-evolving business needs of the education establishments.

In addition, Bouygues Energies & Services have introduced ‘mobile devices’ assigned to all front-line operational staff to ensure work is assigned quickly and efficiently, ensuring jobs are prioritised and responded to effectively.

Community Use is an additional income stream to the schools and as the facility’s demand grows, we need to adapt to meet these needs. In order to achieve this, the team across the 3 schools are no longer static by school; they have been trained to understand the different requirements of the individual schools providing increased flexibility. This allows us to move our staff to backfill where necessary.

Client Benefits

Structure and assets are maintained and equipment is reliable and effective

The 30-year Lifecycle Plan in place ensures that the structure and assets are maintained to ensure equipment is reliable and effective, achieving as little disruption as possible.

Continuous maintenance of the structure and the assets ensure the buildings consistently provide a safe and comfortable environment for all building users.

Compliance is maintained

Bouygues Energies & Services’ expertise ensures that all statutory compliance obligations are maintained.

Value for money to the client

We undertake a Benchmarking exercise every 5 years to ensure ‘best value’ to the client. This is undertaken by an external specialist contractor and has identified that Bouygues Energies & Services costs remain ‘value for money’.


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Monoclonal Antibody Laboratory

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Our client was lacking in available laboratory space to accommodate the equipment needed for pipeline biologics production. They required the design and construction of a MABs analytical testing laboratory as an extension to the existing multi-purpose lab facility.


air changes per hour

21C +/-3

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Client's Requirement

The client required a pharmaceutically clean laboratory with a 15 air-change per hour target regime for class 1 operation. Air filtration needed to suit pharmaceutically clean specifications and the HVAC system designed to cope with the high winds experienced on site. The facility also required state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, unique to the testing protocols of the client, and this equipment needed various services, such as gas and extraction to operate in an efficient and safe manner.

Our Solution

The main challenge was integrating existing services with the new facility, without compromising ongoing operational activity. This required close coordination between ourselves and the client, so daily meetings were organised between the project teams to ensure any construction work had minimal impact.

Our solution included the erection of a new steel framed building, resting on a pad foundation and raft slab base. With an insulated white metal cladding system, the shell was connected to the main facility via an existing doorway. We also built an emergency exit doorway which served as an access route throughout the construction phase; this maintained optimal segregation of construction works from the operational facility.

We provided a new recirculating packaged air handling unit and DX refrigeration system, so heating and cooling infrastructure would not be reliant on the existing facility, and were able to achieve temperature control of 21 C+/- 3 degrees and maximum humidity levels of 65%. We also installed a dedicated BAS control system to perform ventilation system controls, as well as monitor room and equipment conditions. LED lighting and emergency lighting was installed throughout, providing 500 LUX average in laboratory environments.

Client Benefits

Single point of accountability
Providing detailed design, architectural, construction, procurement, installation, mechanical & electrical services, commissioning and validation to offer seamless engineering solutions to the challenges facing our client.

Positive growth with minimal disruption
The additional space gained from the new laboratory will increase productivity, without the need for any facility shut-down during the construction phase.

Quality and excellence
The high quality standard of the facility means our client have a showpiece laboratory which can be cleaned, operated and maintained according to current EU and US good quality control laboratory practice requirements.

Greener laboratory solutions
The new building services, plant and equipment are energy efficient, improving sustainability whilst also reducing running costs for our client.

Block "Nos Engagements"

Our Commitments

De-risk Project Development

Accompanying you through the whole project development from concept stage to handover


Technical Expertise

Leveraging our engineering design and construction technique to accelerate and realise the vision of our clients 


Compliance Strategies Within Regulated Sectors

Ensuring MHRA and FDA regulations are met as required



Lean Operation

Ensuring greater long-term operational efficiency and productivity


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St Ives Solar Power Project

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Bouygues Energies & Services were procured by Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC), with the aim to deliver significant energy efficiency and renewable energy generation projects across the county’s public sector estate. This partnership is formed under the RE:FIT 2 Energy Performance Contracting framework, in which Bouygues Energies & Services designs, develops and guarantees the performance of energy projects.

Working together since 2014, we have successfully completed projects on over 70 sites in Cambridgeshire, including a 12MW solar farm and  we have extended the partnership to three district councils. This has become the largest and most diverse project ever delivered under the RE:FIT framework.


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reduction in CO2 emissions

In autumn 2017, CCC worked with Bouygues Energies & services to design, develop and deliver a smart Energy Grid in St Ives Car Park – which will transform a Park & Ride site in Cambridgeshire into a renewable energy generator. The project seeks to overcome challenges that include grid capacity constraints, new business models for financing complex energy projects, increasing the deployment of renewable energy and storage systems, as well as support the transition to electric vehicles.

Our solution

Our proposal comprises a 1MW solar car port system, in which solar arrays are affixed to a structure above the parking spaces, allowing cars to park beneath. The power generated by the solar is either stored in a battery system and used on site, or sold to local businesses via a smart grid solution. The project also includes next-generation electric vehicle chargers, ultra-efficient LED lighting and automatic controls, as well as advanced metering infrastructure.

Our designers have successfully overcome several technical challenges associated with this specific site. Planning permission was granted for the project in July 2017.

The pilot project, which is an amalgamation of innovative and novel technologies, will be three times larger than the largest operational solar carport in the country. Following successful completion, we intend to roll the solution out to sites around the county.

Client Benefits

  • Multiple long-term revenue streams
  • Significant carbon reductions
  • Supporting local economic growth
  • Benefitting the local community
  • Leading the way to zero carbon
  • Underpinned by long-term energy performance contract

Having recently been reappointed by Cambridgeshire County Council via a competitive tendering process, Bouygues Energies & Services is looking forward to developing further innovative schemes like this with Cambridgeshire County Council.

About RE:FIT

The Re:fit framework is co-owned by Local Partnerships and the Greater London Authority. The robust energy performance contracting approach provides the opportunity to reduce carbon emissions, achieve substantial guaranteed energy savings, and cut costs through energy efficiency and energy generation measures.

Local Partnerships is owned by HM Treasury, Welsh Government and the Local Government Association. Local Partnerships provide support to public sector organisations outside London to implement Re:fit schemes across selected premises and sites. Local Partnerships have provided commercial, technical and legal support to Cambridgeshire throughout the development of this project.


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University of the Arts London

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In June 2015, Bouygues Energies & Services partnered with The University of Arts London (UAL) to help make significant energy and CO2 reductions, as well as financial savings through an Energy Performance Contract.


year payback


kWh saved per year


savings per year

The University’s Carbon Management Plan set out reduction targets over a 15 year period, with Bouygues Energies & Services aiming to reduce energy consumption and increase carbon savings by 15% the UAL campus portfolio.

Our Solution

At Bouygues Energies & Services we pride ourselves on building and maintaining relationships with clients, providing advice and guidance through the Energy Performance Contracting process.

Our teams met with UAL to discuss the content of the Investment Grade Proposal, to help them choose the best available options in Energy Conservation Measures and lead them through the installation process.

The upgrades and equipment installed include:

  • Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning Insulation
  • Burner Replacement
  • Building Energy Management Systems Enhancement
  • Chilled Water Systems Modification
  • Lighting Works and Upgrade
  • Voltage Optimisation.
  • Heating Plant Upgrade

Client Benefits

Investment Grade Proposal Tracker

Bouygues Energies & Services are assisting UAL with understanding and implementing the Investment Grade Proposal tracker – a way to monitor energy savings.

Further Works

Following current works, commercial contract arrangements will be made with UAL to begin the measurement and verification process.


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Fenland Energy Performance Success

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Bouygues Energies & Services partnered with Fenland District Council to improve the energy efficiency and reduce carbon emission across four local leisure centres.


Carbon savings


Generated in renewable energy

Hudson Leisure Centre, Manor Leisure, George Campbell Leisure and The Chatteris Leisure, were selected for the project due to their aged mechanical and electrical infrastructure, and building construction.

This contract is an extension of our successful partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council under the national RE:FIT framework.

Our Solution

We have identified a variety of measures that will benefit the four sites:

· Lighting replacement and control upgrade

· Solar PV- roof mounted solar arrays will generate power, reducing reliance on grid supply

· 3 combined heat and power systems

· Mechanical system modifications and zone control

· Building management system upgrade and optimisation.

· Replacement of boilers with high-efficiency biomass boilers

Client Benefits

Risk free

The Energy Performance Contract is risk free and fully funded

Generating renewable energy

As well as increasing efficiency, it is estimated that our measures will generate approximately £2.7 million in renewable energy.

New Partnership with Slough Borough Council

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We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a four-year contract to work in partnership with Slough Borough Council, delivering Facilities Management services to over 80 buildings across Slough.

Slough Borough Council provides services for a population of over 150,000 people. We will be providing planned and reactive maintenance, as well as cleaning services across offices, libraries, community centres, day centres, car parks and sports grounds across the borough.


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National Physical Laboratory

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In 2016, Bouygues Energies & Services commenced a 5-year partnership with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), providing Total Facilities Management services to the 36,000m2 purpose-built facility.


NPL is the UK’s National Measurement Institute and is a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology available.

Home to 500 scientists and over 400 of the world’s most sophisticated measuring laboratories we provide the technical maintenance services, project works and soft FM services. This is delivered through an integrated service model, which allows the building to perform at the highest level, so that the core business of NPL can be delivered without interruption.

Our Solution

NPL required a service partner who was focussed on building a strategic partnership and investing in the relationship. From the outset, we created a one team approach focussed on excellence. Due to the unique operations on site, we implemented a transitional phase for the first 12-months of the contract. This involved frequent meetings with the client to establish their needs, and the processes that they were using.

Once enough data had been gathered, we began working with the client on a ‘Business Improvement Plan’. We worked in partnership with the client to determine the most effective and efficient solution, and then broke this down into key actions to be taken. The priorities are agreed on a quarterly basis with the client, updating them regularly with the progression, benefits they will experience, forecasted savings, and payback period.

The client raised concerns over the Inventory Locating System (ILS) in place before we started working with them. The system was causing delays and this had large implications on their work productivity. To tackle this, we conducted a full Lean Six Sigma review of NPL’s ILS, identifying key issues of a lack of procedure and systems in place. This was causing inventory to be lost and delays in delivery to partners. After discovering this, we have worked with the client to up-skill and reconfigure the existing team. We will also be installing a computer-aided Facility Management system.

Client Benefits

Transparency for the client

Frequent meetings with the client, and agreeing on key priorities quarterly, ensures that they are regularly updated with the progress of work and any interferences or difficulties being faced. This allows us to develop solutions with the client, delivering them in the most efficient and effective way.

Improvement of ILS

Following the review carried out by Bouygues Energies & Services, the solutions that we have implemented so far have generated £195,000 of savings for NPL and improved their employee and customer satisfaction.