RAL R100 Space Development and Test Facility
The RAL R100 houses a suite of construction, calibration and testing facilities for space technology. The building is located on the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory campus and incorporates clean rooms, a vibration test facility to test the integrity of new satellites prior to launch, and vibration isolated vacuum chambers to simulate the conditions in space.
Cole Jarman assisted throughout the design process from inception to completion, considering internal and external sound insulation, requirements for vibration isolation of testing technology suites and the sound insulation of the noisy vibration facility. The acoustic design also considered BREEAM requirements and helped to obtain an “Excellent” rating for the building.