CSA Catapult Opens Semiconductor Innovation Center

Published 1-11-2020
  • CSA Catapult Innovation Centre - Collaborative Amphitheater
  • CSA Catapult Innovation Centre - Collaborative Amphitheater

    Courtesy of CSA Catapult.

The Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult opened the Catapult Innovation Centre in December of 2019 in Newport, Wales. Designed as a locus for the region’s growing high-tech industry, the facility provides sophisticated cleanrooms, a design studio, open-plan offices, a boardroom, conference and breakout rooms, a collaborative amphitheater, an advanced packaging suite, and R&D labs for photonics, radio frequencies, and power electronics. The project included the renovation of an existing structure as well as the creation of a new ground-floor substation and third-floor mechanical room to accommodate advanced HVAC infrastructure. BES designed and built the facility for a construction contract value of £8.1 million. Monteith Scott was the design consultant for the project and Atkins provided mechanical and electrical engineering services.