Park owner and operators, Britain’s Energy Coast, welcome the nuclear service firm to the site
20th June 2016: VINCI Technology Centre has opened a new Cumbrian base at Westlakes Science & Technology Park to strengthen its longstanding nuclear service arm.
VINCI Technology Centre UK is very active in the nuclear sector, offering safety critical inspections as well as full-scale construction trials, drop testing and condition/corrosion surveys; and the new base, supporting its Bedfordshire HQ, will enable business growth within The Centre of Nuclear Excellence.
Formerly part of Taylor Woodrow Construction, the Technology Centre was set up in the 1950s to support the construction of the world’s first commercial reactor at Calder Hall.
VINCI Technology Centre has taken up a lease at Ingwell Hall on the park. The firm’s Business Development Director, Steve Shanahan, commented: “This is an important move for us. Drawing upon decades of experience and knowledge, we aim to grow our business by collaborating with existing supply chain partners, employing local resource and expertise. Together we can provide practical and innovative solutions to the challenges involved in nuclear decommissioning and new build.”
Michael Pemberton, CEO of Britain’s Energy Coast (BEC) – the owners and operators of Westlakes Science and Technology Park commented: “Westlakes Science & Technology Park is a perfect home for VINCI Technology Centre as it seeks to build upon its nuclear heritage and drive suitable business growth in the Cumbria area. They are welcome new tenants to the site and we look forward to supporting them.