Harworth Group has appointed Sheffield based contractor and developer JF Finnegan to construct The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) facility at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham.
The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) facility will be located at the heart of the UK’s advanced manufacturing region – the Advanced Manufacturing Park – and will bring 40 highly skilled jobs to the South Yorkshire area, as well as work with the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC). The key role of the facility will be to develop and test joining technologies for fusion materials and components.
The project comprises the design, construction and completion of a new research facility (25,000 sq ft) comprising office accommodation split over two floors and a research/laboratory at ground floor.
This project adds to JF Finnegan’s growing portfolio of work carried out in the Sheffield region for the research, development and manufacturing sectors. Previous schemes include Mclaren’s Composite Technology Centre, two units for Castings Technology International, a production facility, offices and subsequent extension for Newburgh Engineering, new machinery facility for ATI Allvac plus working with The University of Sheffield on three state-of-the-art research facilities (known as LVV, RTC & ICAIR) on the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).
JF Finnegan previously completed units 7 & 8 on the Advanced Manufacturing Park for Harworth Group.
JF Finnegan MD Gary Smith said: “We are delighted primarily to be working with The Harworth Group again in an area where we have operated extensively in the last ten years. We feel privileged to be appointed to design and construct a facility that will be utilized to research energy and related technologies.”