Clean Room Construction builds nanofab in the UK

Published: 13-Feb-2019

Nanofabrication facility housed in an ISO Class 5 cleanroom will open in April at Royal Holloway

Clean Room Construction (CRC) has announced the completion of a multimillion-pound project for a client in the UK. The contract saw the British company designed and built a new world-class nanofabrication facility for the Royal Holloway, University of London.

Housed in a £2 million ISO Class 5 cleanroom, the so-called SuperFab at Royal Holloway will open in April and will be the home of the UK Centre for Superconducting and Hybrid Quantum Systems.

Commenting on the build, Richard Rowe, CRC’s Project Director, said: “The 315 sqm cleanroom has been engineered to incorporate a photolithography area, close control e-beam area to +/- 0.1 degrees Celsius control band and an anti-vibration foundation pad for process equipment. The leading-edge facility is set to play a pivotal role in the development and small-scale industrial production of the next generation of superconducting quantum devices.”

The 12-month project also included an anti-vibration foundation pad for process equipment and energy-efficient fume hoods and HVAC.

CRC was responsible for liaising directly with the university’s key process equipment suppliers throughout the design and construction project, and providing assistance to the client with process equipment migration. CRC also handled the commissioning and validation of the facility.

Professor David Delpy, Chair of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme Strategic Advisory Board, will formally open the new facility on 2 April 2019.

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