Activation assurance

We know we can build buildings – we’ve been doing it for years. In fact, our long-standing reputation for delivery assurance means we have the perspective to know success for our clients is about far more than just functional buildings and systems. That’s why across ISG we put technology at the heart of everything we do. From BIM to unrivalled in-house technology, commissioning and mechanical and electrical engineering expertise, ISG is committed to creating smarter and more integrated environments for all our customers across every sector we touch.

This approach springs from our firm belief that all environments are technology environments, and all organisations are technology organisations. This belief is especially relevant to our customers in the technology, science and health sectors. Across these projects, we strive for activation assurance: the promise that the building and its technology will be agile, enabling, and effectively integrated on day one and well into the future.

Our manufacturing team provides traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge tech

Driving industry forward: Our specialised, technology-driven production teams deliver the most advanced facilities, warehouses and manufacturing plants. Our projects in this sector have required us to deliver a range of different construction skills, from traditional copper craftsmanship at places like the Linkwood distillery in Elgin, Scotland, to cutting-edge technologies for the energy sector and the world’s leading brands. We have the local resource, the established supply chains, the industry knowledge and delivery experience to keep your company ahead of the competition.

In-house BIM team provides turnkey solutions

3D modelling and the BIM revolution: We support our clients and consultants in making earlier and better decisions about the full life cycle of their properties. Our dedicated Building Information Modelling (BIM) teams provide up-to-date building data, making it possible for our clients to reduce operational overheads, improve their carbon footprint and delivery times, and reduce the initial cost of construction. Our BIM capability provides smart solutions for our customers and is built on transparency, efficiency and adaptability. At One Mabledon Place, London, we used BIM technology to deliver mechanical and electrical laboratory services into constrained spatial parameters previously built for commercial office space.

Our higher education offer builds for the future

Tomorrow people: We understand the challenges currently facing higher education providers, and their need to deliver world-class facilities to attract the best students and academics. That’s why universities like Cambridge and Oxford have utilised our innovative, tech-driven, engineering-led construction teams. Repeat customers like Imperial College London trust us to deliver their top biomechanical and chemistry facilities, including large-scale works at their new White City campus. We have also helped King’s College London to deliver their centre for stem cells and regenerative medicine. It is our cross-sector and cross-service knowledge which drives our smart solutions to help our customers overcome their construction challenges.

Providing space for climate change research

Sustainable futures: We have helped to encourage entrepreneurial activity at a world-leading academic and research facility, funded by the UK government through the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) with support from the University of Cambridge. Aurora Cambridge is a state-of-the-art innovation hub located within British Antarctic Survey’s headquarters, designed to inspire breakthrough technologies for challenging environments. We refurbished existing areas of the headquarters as well as constructing and fitting out a two-storey extension with a hexagonal glazed cladding system modelled on the design of a molecular structure. The project displays our full delivery remit of new build, refurbishment and fit out work.

Developing commercial spaces for the pharmaceutical industry

Big ideas for big pharma: We work with some of the leading names in the pharmaceutical industry to provide crucial research environments and office spaces. We never lose sight of our clients’ business needs and work in tandem to design and build not only world-class facilities but also truly enviable workspaces. Our refurbishment of the Roche UK headquarters is testament to how we can transform dated real estate into a fully equipped auditorium and a contemporary office space.

Life science research at the Natural History Museum

Making history: Our research and development acumen covers the pressing need for complex research and protection methods, with containment suites designed to cater for some of the world’s leading public institutions. Our work at the Natural History Museum in London stretches back to 2011 and includes providing a state-of-the-art large vertebrates preparation and quarantine facility. We have also fitted out the museum’s specialist molecular collections facility, ancient DNA laboratory and provided a new archive and quarantine facility.


Richard Irwin - ISG
  • Richard Irwin
  • Business Development Director, Engineering Services
James Wilkie - ISG
  • James Wilkie
  • Head of Business Development, Technology Solutions