Heysham Nuclear Power Stations

Skills Facility and Training Workshops

We were appointed by EDF Energy to design a reinforced concrete raft foundation sub-structure.

Heysham Nuclear Power Stations

EDF Energy

Structural Engineering Design & Detailing

Project Description

EDF Energy required a new Training and Skills Facility to offer educational and training workshop facilities for EDF apprentices and contractors. In addition, computer terminal facilities were required to permit personnel to be site inducted, offered additional training and site appraised prior to gaining access to the Nuclear Licensed Site.

The building contains three main workshops with adjoining classrooms and training areas. In addition there are two large classrooms as well as three smaller seminar / classroom spaces.

Due to the need for large open spaces and the requirement to achieve adequate robustness against disproportionate collapse (Building Regulation AD –A3 Category 2B Building), a steel frame was adopted. Due to the marginal ground conditions encountered on the site, a reinforced concrete raft foundation sub-structure was adopted.

A message from Thomas Consulting

2021 - Merger Finalised

Thomas Consulting are delighted to announce that over the spring period we have finalised a merger with the structural arm of Carr Faulkner Associates Ltd (CFA Structures Ltd).

CFA Structures Ltd, is a highly regarded structural engineering practice based in Chorley, Lancashire.

The merger will  enhance Thomas Consulting’s already strong reputation within the industry for providing technical services, construction guidance,

and general Civil Engineering services UK wide.

The Carr Faulkner office in Chorley town centre has now closed, all future works will take the Thomas Consulting name.

All the staff at the time of the merger have been retained, with former director Howard Faulkner joining Thomas Consulting as a consultant at the Buckshaw Village office.

Should you need to contact any member of our team the following numbers are available during working hours of 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

01743 237940 (Shrewsbury), 01772 299040 (Chorley) and 01524 846022 (Lancaster)