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What sets Mercury apart as a dedicated partner in the evolving Life Sciences market

A global player with powerful capabilities, Mercury has established itself as a key partner to a wide-ranging client base, delivering leading edge projects throughout Europe for corporations and building powerful facilities for the latest innovations in global healthcare.

As the European leader in construction solutions, Mercury has a proud and successful history within the Life Sciences sector with over 40 years of experience working with 8 of the top 10 world leading pharmaceutical companies with a strong focus on leading safety, quality and schedule. Our teams offer an extensive range of specialist services which few other companies can match, including MEP, Structural and ICT, while Fire Protection packages include Design, Install and certification.  Mercury’s offerings in the Life Sciences arena also extends to providing leading Offsite Manufacturing capabilities, Front End Engineering Solutions, Design, and Design Assist, Extensive 4D,3D, BIM Service which also includes a large in-house modern High Purity Fabrication facility with extensive experienced welders and bespoke training facilities.

Key to our success in a field that demands high quality performance has been our ability to oversee multiple services efficiently and methodically on projects. Robert O’Donovan, Mercury’s Business Unit Director for Life Sciences, knows what it takes to deliver premium results smoothly. “Having Mercury lead across key elements of a project’s delivery and manage the coordination between these groups leads to improved and increased synergy and productivity on site. We strive to guarantee efficiency and quality gains while reducing cost and risk.” On a recent large-scale pharmaceutical project which saw Mercury teams deliver all Mechanical, Electrical and Fire Protection works, O’Donovan remarks that clients significantly benefitted from our approach. “From the clients’ perspective there are advantages, too. With far fewer interfaces to work and align with, our teams offer a far more seamless and efficient project delivery.”

Mercury’s dynamic agility and steadfast dedication to premium delivery, from high purity process piping works to electrical installation, has been proven again and again. O’Donovan notes that critical to his team’s success has been a “safety culture which emphasises personal accountability for everyone on site,” and a strong commitment to both quality and the project schedule, which he describes as being “intrinsically linked.” “Our quality culture is important on every project, but in the pharmaceutical sector it is absolutely essential. We are working with clients who need to get a product which could have major implications on the global healthcare system to market. This is a responsibility we understand and take incredibly seriously. When it comes to our teams, we look for those who have a quality mindset and value attention to detail.” He adds, “it’s this emphasis on quality and turnover that sets us apart when working on a pharmaceutical project.”

Major growth across the Life Sciences sector has ignited a wave of exciting opportunities for 2024 and beyond for Mercury. Providing construction solutions on complex, large-scale projects which help deliver life changing advancements is what the company knows best. O’Donovan affirms, “With growing projects and fast-expanding sectors comes challenges too, but we have the right background, core skills, and fantastic teams who are ready for it.”


Mercury is the European leader in construction solutions. We build and manage complex engineering & construction projects for the world’s leading corporations. Our solutions help deliver technologies that connect people, communities, and businesses, giving them the power to achieve incredible things. Our people have the courage to be innovative. Their determination and sharp focus enable us to deliver with certainty, time and time again. 

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