Space Park Leicester is a £50 million research, innovation, and teaching hub for space-related high-tech companies and researchers. Connect 2 Cleanrooms (C2C) was appointed by Bowmer + Kirkland to deliver a 325m² cleanroom within the building. The cleanroom features two zones—one change area and one satellite engineering zone with an open plan layout featuring a high bay and a low bay.
To accommodate the movement of large equipment and materials within the satellite engineering zone, the cleanroom incorporates a substantial gantry crane, installed by Hoist UK. To enable effective product flow within the space the cleanroom features a split height ceiling with a 6 metres internal height along the high bay. This layout gives Space Park Leicester the flexibility to adapt to different industry partners in future. For instance, a small telescope could be turned from a horizontal to vertical position, or a small spacecraft could be worked on in the high bay, whilst the low bay hosts a bench with optics.