Nuclear fusion tech research facility completes in South Yorkshire
Construction of a new nuclear fusion technology research facility in South Yorkshire has reached completion two weeks ahead of schedule.
Regeneration specialist Harworth Group has completed the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) new facility at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) development in Rotherham.
Overseen by Harworth’s building delivery director David Elliott and built by Sheffield-based contractor JF Finnegan, the new 22,300 sq. ft unit comprises office accommodation split over two floors, as well as a research laboratory at ground floor level.
Damon Johnstone, head of UKAEA Yorkshire, commented: “This is another key milestone for the new facility hit on-time and I’m delighted with the quality of what Harworth and its contractors have delivered.
“The modern facility is a fitting base for Fusion Technology as we ramp up our efforts to enable the delivery of sustainable fusion power. Our focus is now on mobilising our operation so we can begin to build our team.”
Duncan Armstrong-Payne, associate director of major projects (Yorkshire & Central) at Harworth, added: “Delivering this unit on-time and on-budget despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the worst of the British weather shows Harworth at its best and we are delighted to formally welcome the UKAEA to the AMP.
“We will support the agency as strongly as we can to make their game-changing technology a reality to support the UK’s net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 target.
“[We] have no doubt that their presence will attract parts of their supply chain to invest in the AMP and Sheffield City Region’s economy over the next few years.”
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