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4th November 2015
NuGen, the UK nuclear developer, has almost doubled its presence in Manchester City centre by taking the eighth floor of its Piccadilly Place office, in addition to the seventh floor which it occupied earlier this year.
NuGen selected Manchester – in the centre of the Northern Powerhouse - as the location to manage the development phase of its Moorside Project to build a new nuclear power station in West Cumbria.
Gary Shuttleworth, Director of Corporate Affairs at NuGen, said: “The momentum and progress of the Moorside Project has seen our organisation rapidly outgrow its current Manchester location.
“We will continue to expand as the Moorside Project gets ready to start an intensive period of Site Characterisation before the next stage of public consultation begins next year.”NuGen plans to make a final investment decision on Moorside by the end of 2018. A positive decision would mean focus would then shift to West Cumbria where, at peak construction, some 6,000 people would be required to help build the three AP1000® reactors that will generate up to 3.6GW of electricity - equivalent to seven per-cent of the UK’s future requirements.