New build Rega Research Institute
Fully automated research
The new build includes a biosecurity laboratory (600 m2) where fully automated research takes place 24/7. This includes research on level BLS4: the highest level for biosecurity. The centre further includes various laboratories, a laboratory animal centre, offices, a basement car park, a restaurant, conference rooms, classrooms and an auditorium that can seat 180 people.
Multi-technical installation including feasibility study
In this high-security area, Imtech Belgium was responsible for fully equipping the cleanrooms and ensuring proper distribution of special gasses: nitrogen, carbon dioxide, argon, oxygen and compressed air. Imtech also installed the fire safety facilities, including conduits, electricity, the building management system and automated controls, and took care of the CHP (combined heat and power cogeneration, steam and air conditioning) as well as plumbing: drainpipes, pipes for cold, hot and softened water, pressure-booster systems, a rainwater system and, of course, sanitary facilities.