Merit shortlisted for TWO Building Awards!

We’re delighted to announce that Merit’s record year of growth and innovative product-based solutions have been shortlisted for TWO Building Awards! Including ‘Contractor of the Year’ and ‘Offsite Project of the Year’ – focusing on Autolus Therapeutics, the UK’s first CAR-T cell manufacturing facility.

Celebrating the very best in the industry, this year’s Building Awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday 7th November at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The categories shine a national spotlight on a diverse range of projects, technological innovations, sustainable practices and forward-thinking ideas from across the industry.

Merit has addressed increasing demand from a new perspective, focusing on advanced methods of industrialised construction and digital manufacturing to deliver facilities at speed, on time and to budget. This innovative approach took centre stage throughout Merit’s award entries, with the company’s most recent project – Autolus Therapeutics – shortlisted for the ‘Offsite Project of the Year’ category.

Autolus Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing next generation T cell therapies for cancer treatment, needed a CAR-T cell manufacturing facility delivered in record time – 17 months – a demanding timescale that only Merit could provide the answer for. The Autolus project gave Merit the opportunity to both prove its integrated platform concept at pace and scale and to introduce its 2021 FLEXI POD® platform V4.0 upgrade, which significantly reduced time and cost for this project.

We are looking forward to a fantastic awards ceremony – and we’d like to thank #WeAreTeamMerit for their continued hard work! Good luck to everyone who has been shortlisted.