FM-approved Cleanroom Upgrade

Electronic Components Manufacturer


Our client, a global manufacturer of electronic components for the automotive sector, contacted CREST with a need to upgrade their existing cleanroom facility on site in Bedford.

They sought after an architectural envelope contractor that could supply and install an FM-approved cleanroom system in order to comply with their latest insurance conditions.


Following a site visit to understand the scope of the project in more detail, CREST proposed to undertake the removal of existing cleanroom walls followed by their replacement with the FM Approved Puracore system, including all doors and vision panels.

Given our client’s operational commitments, a 10-day shutdown of the main cleanroom was agreed, but most of the works on site had to be completed while it was still operational.

Project Delivery

Working within a live cleanroom environment required a stringent construction schedule and daily health & safety briefings to manage personnel moving in and around the works area.

This also meant that some areas of the existing cleanroom envelope couldn’t be assessed while the original site surveys were carried out, so CREST’s site and in-house design teams worked in real time to identify issues and update drawings.

The flexibility of Puracore’s cleanroom system combined with CREST’s experienced workforce allowed for on-site adaptations easily, which saw the build handed over within 12 weeks.

A real pleasure to assist our client with this cleanroom upgrade

Lee Duffield, CREST Construction Director
Building UseElectronic components
Panel CoreAluminium honeycomb
Panel SupplierPuracore
Panel Thickness50 mm
Panel Requirements2188 m²
ServicesExperienced site teams
On-site reactivity & flexibility
Unrivalled technical expertise
Live environment construction