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MMM Medical Equipment UK Ltd

University of Cambridge

Here at Jack Waghorn International Ltd we have continued to support our NHS and life science clients through this hard time.

We took delivery of a 5000kg Vakulab PL Autoclave chamber at the University of Cambridge as part of their Project Hadar refurbishment. The chamber was delivered on a hi-ab in a very tight road at the back of the university. We slung the machine and lifted it off and landed it onto skates. It was skated across the uneven road up a ramp and through the tight double doors. Once inside the chamber was manoeuvred through the building approximately 20 meters avoiding several pinch points.

The A-Frames were erected over the pit and JWI rotated the chamber through its horizontal axis 90 degrees with a 5mm clearance. the chamber was final positioned in the pit as per the client’s instructions.

Jack Waghorn International Ltd carried out this job while under the COVID 19 rules of 2-metre distancing.


This was a very challenging project due to the restricted headroom and access with lots of planning and a lot of discussions over the phone and on emails. The RAMS was revised a couple of times to suit site rules and to suit COVID 19 rules and regulations.

Karl Wilson Operations Director at University of Cambridge – ‘I would like to thank all involved for their efforts so far and look forward to the successful completion of this project. The facility will be a great addition to the Cambridge Research estate and support shared collaborations.’