West of Scotland Science Park, Glasgow

Enabling and infrastructure works for major factory extension for Coherent Scotland Ltd.

Coherent Scotland Ltd, Glasgow

Coherent Scotland Ltd, Glasgow

Role: Principal Contractor
Client: Coherent Scotland Ltd
Value: £460,000 (approx.)
Timescale: May 2018 - Aug 2018
Consulting Engineer: Civic Engineers Ltd

The Project

A large-scale expansion of a laboratory to an existing factory of a global photonics and laser manufacturer, due to growth in the client's business.

Our Role

Akela was appointed following a competitive tendering process to provide the common infrastructure and associated enabling earthworks, prior to main contractor works, for this industrial project.

  • Bulk earthworks creating development platform
  • Foul and surface drainage networks; including network for foul diversion and storm and foul connections
  • Service trenches excavation and backfilling for street lighting, CCTV and communications cabling
  • Access road construction with footpaths and street lighting


  • A significant project for Akela to an industrial client.