Coopervision – Contact Lens Manufacturing Facility

ION provided the complete mechanical and electrical design for this new high-capacity contact lens manufacturing facility in Southampton.

The project involved re-purposing an existing warehouse into a dedicated and hygienically clean contact lens production facility making 920,000 lens per day. The building contained substantial clean room facilities which were fully air conditioned. Services included high and low voltage power distribution, generators, compressed air, DI water and industrial gases.

ION developed the original client’s requirements and carefully tailored them with the various specialist production machine requirements to provide the client with this highly successful manufacturing plant.

Included in the M&E design were a network of specialist compressed air services, chilled water for process cooling and ventilation operated under a dedicated pressure control regime.

ION were involved from the initial concept idea through design, installation and the commissioning phases of the project. Working closely with the client and other members of the design team, the project was successfully completed and handed over ahead of programme.