Formula 1,
Milton Keynes

The Customer

The customer, one of the top motorsport teams in Formula 1, had the need to improve the overall quality assurance of sensitive parts that are installed onto F1 racing cars.

The Brief

Due to the very short timescales involved in the build and existing site restrictions, the client opted to have the cleanroom complex built off site as five modular buildings and then shipped and assembled on site, where the internal M&E fit took place.

The Solution

The key to the success of this project was born through the planning and detail in the design phase.


The building was constructed from five modules, each module delivered separately to site. The installation of the HVAC and other services had to take place once each of the modules arrived over a period of several weeks.


The most critical part of the project was the coordination of all the services that were destined to the complex, ensuring that once each module arrived, every detail had been covered and the connection between the modules were seamless. This required extensive modelling of the facility and bespoke connections between the sections, where services could be coupled.


The AHU is mounted externally on an exoskeleton plant area, which sits above the first module that was delivered to site. All apertures and fixing points had already been made off site through the design, therefore this project became a large‐scale mechano build.


Once all of the plant was positioned, the ductwork and internal services were installed to the end of the first module.


As the remaining modules were delivered, the extension and installation of each section was then completed.


Due to the nature of the components and the assembly and testing process within the complex, each module was designed with a dedicated process. This meant that each module had its own specialist requirements for operation, but also each had to be protected as a cellular space.


At the junction to every section we installed certified dampers linked to the HVAC plant and the client’s own command system.


Each of the modules can be individually isolated in the event of any risk from gas, smoke or fire.


Once commissioned, JD Cooling worked with the client through the IQ & OQ validation process.

Technical Specifications


ISO14644 (ISO7)


5°C to +32°C

Room Temperature

21°C +/-2°C



Air Change

>12ACH (Designed @ 15ACH)


10pa minimum across thresholds


G4 / F9 / H14

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