Celltherm is accustomed to building coldrooms that house meat and other food products in large quantities, but for its latest job the company’s technology was required to store criminal evidence.
The firm has just completed a project for Nottinghamshire Police to provide safe and secure temperature-controlled storage for vital DNA evidence being used in criminal cases.
Celltherm was chosen through a main construction partner to design, supply and install the new purpose-built -30°C low-temperature storage coldroom.
“We were well placed to use the skills and experience available to us on recent projects for other specialist pharmaceutical and engineering clients to provide the best, cost-effective, high quality and reliable coldroom solution,” said Celltherm’s technical and installation manager, Alan Wood. “We know, with our ongoing support, it will serve Nottinghamshire Police well into the future.”
The long-term storage freezer, installed and commissioned at a secure undisclosed location, was manufactured at Celltherm’s manufacturing facility in Grona-Epe, Germany.
Produced from high thermally efficient 120mm polyurethane panels, the facility includes a state-of-the-art alarm system that will monitor the temperatures and operation of the equipment 24 hours, seven days per week.
In the event of a technical problem or failure, Nottinghamshire Police will be notified by a sophisticated alarm system with an automatic dial-out facility.