Diamond Light Source Beam Line I20

Lowe and Oliver, as an approved frame work contractor
were awarded the Beam Line I20 LOLA x-ray spectroscopy
for the study of x-ray absorption, energy dispersive and
X-ray emission spectroscopy.

Employed as the main contractor we were responsible for
all works undertaken with the design and construction of
the cabins, final finishes, complex electrical and mechanical
services installations and the co-ordination between services
and the structure.

Working to detailed design and elevation drawings multiple
containment systems consisting of cable tray and trunking
were installed to cater for the numerous cable systems required.

Connected to these containment systems conduit and dado
trunking systems were installed to equipment locations.

The installed systems comprise lighting, small / large power,
fire alarm, close mechanical services control systems, oxygen
depletion, Beam Line alarm monitoring, clean earth, leak
detection, interlocked personal access and blue lighting.

Due to its size and complexity the project was demanding
in both terms of the technical nature, programme constraints
and required a high level of close supervision and management
with weekly project management meetings for reporting and
programming purposes and resolution of technical issues.
 Key Facts

Client: Diamond Light Source

Consultant: Parsons Brinkerhoff

Architect: Parsons Brinkerhoff

Main contractor: Lowe & Oliver

Value: £874,000

Start date: July 2008

Completion date: March 2009



Structural steel work
Lab line partition and ceiling systems
Demountable false ceilings
Specialised painted floor finishes
Vinyl floor coverings
Safety rail systems
Cat ladder access
Step over access

Raw cold water
Chilled water
Compressed air
Liquid nitrogen
Medical gases
COSHH extract vent systems
Close temperature control air conditioning
Air extract systems
Fan coil systems

Low voltage switch gear
Uni-strut support systems
Steel cable trunking and tray systems
Steel dado trunking
Small / large power systems
Oxygen depletion detection
Leak detection
Beam line alarm monitoring
Fire alarm
Emergency power off system
EMC earthing system
Blue warning light / personal safety systems