Apart from the design of the reactor and the nuclear systems involved there are a lot of other (non-nuclear) design and construction activities required.

The infrastructural integration of the new reactor in the Research Location Petten is essential. For example a good secondary cooling water supply, connection to gas, water, electricity and sewerage etc. Not to mention the interconnections between the new reactor and the associated laboratories and office spaces, so that there is a smooth logistical supply route for medical isotopes and other products.

Temporary infrastructural adjustments should also be prepared. During construction, e.g. sufficient space has to be available for construction traffic, parking lots for construction workers, site offices and transport and storage of materials. All of these temporary facilities should be designed in a way that they affect the daily operation of the HFR and the safety on the Petten Science Park and the surroundings as little as possible.