CDM-C 610 Building, BAE Systems

Aegis was appointed to the CDM Co-ordinator role for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter machining facility at BAE Systems, Samlesbury, which was opened in September 2010. The 9,000m2 plant, which cost £14 million to construct, houses equipment and systems for manufacturing titanium components for the F-35.

The Aegis CDM Co-ordinator worked closely with the client and designer to ensure that 610 Building would be future-proofed, with flexibility and ease of maintenance designed into both the building and the machinery inside it.

Aegis’ work on 610 Building gained national recognition at the 2010 UK Builder and Engineer Awards. Aegis was runner up in the CDM Co-ordinator of the Year category, an award sponsored by the national trade magazine ‘Builder & Engineer’ and judged by the HSE and the APS.

Some of the examples of best practice used on 610 Building include:
The CDM Co-ordinator recommended the use of high level gantries to ensure safe working at height for maintenance tasks and providing flexibility for future machine installations or replacements.
The CDM Co-ordinator recommended using drop down lighting for all external areas and car parks leading to zero working at height requirements in highly populated car parks.
The main internal lighting has been centrally located over the corridor routes to allow for ease of access for maintenance. Access can be negotiated easily by Mobile Elevated Working Platforms without disruption to machining operations.

Aegis also conducted a BREEAM assessment of 610 Building, which achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’.