National College for Nuclear

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Located in the heart of Cumbria at Lakes College, Workington, the northern hub for the National College for Nuclear is one of two purpose-built sites being developed with the aim to train 7,000 people by 2020.

In order to develop the site, which will form part of the Centre of Nuclear Excellence initiative for Cumbria, Seddon is building:

• Two laboratories and a preparation room 
• A project workspace area 
• Six group room facilities 
• A digital consulting area
• Two virtual reality suites 

Ed Wootton, Regional Director (North) at Seddon, said: "We are working very closely with Lakes College to bring its vision for the National College for Nuclear to life. It’s fantastic to see significant investment being placed into training the next generation of highly skilled workers for the UK’s vital nuclear energy sector. The facilities we’re building will help to place education in Cumbria on a world stage.”

Chris Nattress, Lakes College Principal, said: "We are delighted that work has begun on the National College for Nuclear facility here at Lakes College. It represents a lot of hard work by many people, and we’re looking forward to seeing this superb building complete. The hub will play a huge role in the future of nuclear, both here in Cumbria, and on a national scale, and Lakes College is proud to be a part of it.”

AA Projects, management and property consultant, will be project managing the scheme and providing a range of services including strategic property and funding advice, cost consultancy and health and safety expertise.

The Department for Business, Industry and Skills (BIS) invested £15 million in total to create the college at the two sites in Cumbria and Somerset. The southern base will be located at Bridgwater College, Somerset.

Sellafield Ltd and EDF Energy are leading industry input into the college alongside higher education providers, the University of Cumbria and University of Bristol. 

The project is due to complete in October 2017.

Upon arrival visitors will be inducted to the site and given a Health and Safety briefing, followed by a presentation from the site team about the project and their roles within construction.

Visitors will then be taken on a tour of the site before heading back to take part in a construction careers related activity.

This is will proceeded by a prize giving and a Q&A session.

Address Lakes Nuclear College,
Hallwood Road,
Lillyhall Business Park,
CA14 4JN

Access via A66 – Head west on A66, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit and stay on the A66, at the roundabout take the 1st exit to stay on the A66, at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto A595, at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A595, at the next roundabout take the 1st exit to stay on the A595 then the destination should be on the left.

Parking available yes

Parking is limited. All vehicle details will be required prior to visiting to ensure everyone can be accommodated. Seddon would encourage car sharing where possible.

Length of Visit 2 Hours
Maximum Group Size 25
Register by 22 Mar 2017
Disabled Access yes

Some areas of the site will be accessible via the walkways but the full tour will be have limited access.

Child Restrictions yes

Anyone aged under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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