CREST continues its contributions towards global science development with a 185 m² ISO5 cleanroom envelope for an optical lab fit-out.
“We’re always excited for a challenge – space engineering demands very strict cleanroom environments,” starts Mark Kendrick, CREST’s Business Development Director. “After consultations and many pre-construction meetings, we put forward Puracore as the best system for the project.”
The plenum design required us to install the envelope on a raised access floor – a common solution for critical environments within industries dealing with electronics.
“Lee Duffield and I visited the site to ensure smooth project delivery. The facility was to remain open during the build. With our scope including partial strip-out of existing walls and limited access via main reception, we had to coordinate and plan ahead not to interfere with the end user’s day-to-day operations.”
The design incorporated a full-height fire-rated partition, separating the internal envelope from the office areas, and a bespoke removable section to allow for future equipment installation. Steve Gunning ran the project.
“I’m very pleased with the outcome. Between the bespoke elements, high ISO specification and working on a live site, our installation team did well to deliver a world-class critical environment”, he says.
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