When a 6,000m2 Plymouth Lighthouse Laboratory was commissioned for construction to meet the demands of COVID-19 testing, the Government required a quick turnaround to ensure the testing lab was operational as swiftly as possible. Thanks to efficient supply chain management, the site opened ahead of schedule with Marshall-Tufflex PowerPoles and Odyssey Bio trunking completing the fit-out. The Lighthouse Laboratory in Plymouth is a purpose-built facility operated by University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust...
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