Contractor needed for Dalton nuclear facility

Michael Hunt

The University of Manchester is looking to appoint a contractor to construct and fit-out a proposed nuclear research facility in West Cumbria.

The contract, worth £5.4m, involves building the facility on the 130-acre Westlakes Science and Technology Park, which currently has over 240,000 sq ft of accommodation being used by organisations including The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, as well as other businesses that provide support services to the nuclear industry.

The new £20m facility is for the university's Dalton Nuclear Institute and will be a home to 40 students, as well as university staff and be split over two linked buildings. One of the buildings will include laboratory and office space and the other building will house technology related to radiation science.

The facility will also help the Dalton Nuclear Institute to facilitate academics into the British Technology Centre, allowing them to work with active materials in a shielded environment and undertake activities such as post irradiation inspection.

Deadline for submitting tenders is Friday 21 May at 4pm.

  • For more details call Diane Whitfield on 0161 275 4035 or email

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