Over 60 Tiger Rack modular shelving units have created essential storage space at the new 10.5 million Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) research facility at Wallingford in Oxfordshire. With a contract value in excess of 20,000, the polypropylene-coated shelving has the hygienic and easy-to-clean properties that are an important consideration in the work of CEH.
Widely regarded as the UKs centre of excellence for integrated research into land and freshwater ecosystems and part of the National Environment Research Council CEH employs 450 people at five major sites in England, Scotland and Wales. The new 3,300 square-metre research facility at Wallingford includes high-grade laboratory space for chemistry and molecular biology. It is on this site where Tiger Rack hygienic shelving is providing essential storage support facilities.
Alex Reeve, an Associate with architects R H Partnership of Cambridge, London and Brighton, is clear why Tiger Rack was specified for the CEH project: We chose Tiger Rack primarily for its cleanability and to avoid corrosion in cold rooms, said Alex. Ease of installation was another factor. On this project, it was undertaken by the main building contractor.
About Tiger Rack
Tiger Rack shelving and storage systems are easy-to-assemble and install modular racks made from hygienic refined polypropylene. They have a high level of strength and stability when erected and are said to be ideal for a wide range of environments and applications where hygiene is an important consideration. These include scientific and medical, commercial and industrial applications. Typically, Tiger Rack is used in cold rooms and walk-in freezers; laboratories and clean rooms; operating theatres; autoclaves; hotel and restaurant kitchens; food retailing and processing; and computer environments. New units can be added or re-located very easily to create whatever configuration is required. Tiger Rack is part of the Lancashire-based Doity Engineering Group of Companies, established in 1956.
Commenting on the CEH contract, Doity Engineering Managing Director, Alan Kershaw, said: The initial enquiry for the CEH laboratory project came from a company called Waldner. Tiger Rack was specified as the racking system of choice, no matter which company won the tender to handle the overall project.