Lowe and Oliver, as an approved frame work contractor were awarded the
Beam Line I07 Surface & Interface Diffraction. Beam Line I07 is a high
resolution X-ray diffraction Beam Line used for investigating the structure
of surfaces and interfaces under different environmental conditions, including
harsh and real world environments.
Employed as the main contractor we were responsible for the design /
installation of the cabins including finishes, for the complete complex
electrical and mechanical installations including co-ordination of these services.
Working to detailed elevation drawings multiple runs of cable tray and trunking
systems were installed for the numerous class cable systems installed from these
containment systems comprising conduit systems and dado trunking installed to final
The systems installed consisted of lighting, small and large power, fire alarm,
close control mechanical services controls, oxygen depletion, Beam Line alarm
monitoring, clean earth, leak detection, interlocked personal access control and
The project was a demanding project in terms of technicality and programme with
close supervision and management required to achieve the clients requirements
which required bi weekly reporting and re-programming reports to the clients projects managers.
Client: Diamond Light Source
Consultant: Parsons Brinkerhoff Ltd
Architect: Parsons Brinkerhoff Ltd
Main contractor: Lowe and Oliver
Start date: March 2008
Completion date: January 2009