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Contractor sought for National Nuclear Archive

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September 29 2014

Contractor sought for National Nuclear Archive
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has begun a hunt to find a contractor to deliver a £17m National Nuclear Archive at Wick, Caithness.

Commissioned to provide a long-term storage solution for records of Britain’s civil nuclear programme the project has been designed to accommodate up to 30m digital, paper and photographic records.

Reiach & Hall were appointed as architects back in December 2009, drawing up proposals to RIBA plan of works stage 3 with Horner + MacLennan as landscape architects and Ove Arup engineers.

This saw a triangular form adopted to minimise visual impact and provide a degree of shelter with a blank facing wall dictated by archive regulations.

Work on the project is expected to get underway by summer 2015 – over four years after it was originally scheduled to have moved on site.
A refelcting pool will open up views to the sea and wider horizon
A refelcting pool will open up views to the sea and wider horizon
Reiach & Hall have devised a triangular form in response to constraints of site and brief
Reiach & Hall have devised a triangular form in response to constraints of site and brief

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