LCN Quantum Technologies

Following major investment from The Government in developing UK quantum technologies, UCL have been awarded significant funding to develop ground-breaking research and training programmes in this fast-advancing field.

The UCL Quantum Science and Technology Institute (UCLQ), brings together researchers from UCL Engineering and UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences to support two programmes – ‘Quantum Engineering with Solid-state Technologies’ (QUES2T) and a new skills hub in Quantum Systems Engineering.

The objective of the LCN Quantum Technologies project (part of QUES2T) provides facilities for UCL to house various new items of research equipment within several areas of LCN and Physics.  Commenced in 2018, the works include the construction of a cleanroom area rated at ISO5 within the existing ISO6 cleanroom to house Electron Beam Lithograph equipment. The full scheme includes new Bluefors, Attocubes, furnace, associated equipment and a laser lab to further nanotechnology research at UCL.

Wilson Mason were integral to the development of the proposals and coordination of the project, being novated from the client team to the contractor’s team at RIBA Stage 3, and bringing the knowledge from the previous stage to help inform the contractor and their newly appointed Building Services consultants.  Throughout the works, Wilson Mason were responsible for liaising with the end lab managers, the manufacturers of the scientific equipment (based in The Netherlands, Germany and Japan) and the contractor, and wider project team to ensure all works are coordinated and the best possible solutions are agreed and implemented on site.

Official opening of the UCL London Centre for Nanotechnology took place on the 21 November 2018, with Jeremy Wright MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and speeches from Professor John Morton.