Bradwell Reactor Weather Envelope

Bradwell Reactor Weather Envelope

As part of the decommissioning programme Taylor Woodrow was contracted to build a steel frame over the existing reactor buildings, boiler house and circulator hall which were then fitted with approximately 34,000m2 of aluminium cladding to encapsulate the radioactive buildings.

The complicated task to fit a weather-proof skin over the buildings also required demolition of existing building envelopes, removing brickwork, glazing and existing cladding.

Following on from this work, the three buildings will be locked up until towards the end of this century, whilst the residual radiation decays, before the site is finally cleared of radioactive material in the final clean up from 2095-2104.

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