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The PMU (Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit)


LHC was commissioned to design a new building to house the Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit for South Devon Healthcare NHS Trust in Torbay. Designed to contain both highly specified, clean laboratories for the manufacture of drugs together with more functional spaces for storage and administration.


South Devon Healthcare NHS Trust




Commercial, Workplaces


£18 million


6000 sq m



The new building includes secure laboratories for the manufacture of drugs and medicines, plus office support facilities. It has been designed to take advantage of the topography by building into the slope of the site. This provides good access to all levels of the building and will help with future access for plant maintenance. The south elevation of the building has been designed to make a feature of the entrance and emphasise the importance of this public face of the building.

Elsewhere, the building has been designed in a more functional manner to reflect the industrial nature of the building and to give value for money.

PMU photomerge


The PMU sits within the overall plan for Yannons Farm, a major mixed-use development for Cavanna Homes on the edge of Paignton, which LHC has masterplanned and delivered the detailed architectural and landscape design for over a number of phases.

150811 - Yannons Overall Masterplan Annotated - A1 crop lo


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