Steel on patrol near Sellafield
Work is progressing on schedule for a bespoke steel-framed training complex for the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) near Sellafield.
Charged with protecting the UK’s civil nuclear sites and materials, the CNC employs more than 1,500 armed police officers and members of staff.
To help better train its officers, a new CNC training facility is under construction at Sellafield in Cumbria, which consists of a series of interconnected steel-framed structures.
Working on behalf of Morgan Sindall, Border Steelwork Structures is erecting 950t of structural steelwork for the project.
The steelwork forms a four-storey hub with classrooms, operational stores, gym and offices, alongside communal use areas. Further connected steel-framed structures house two live fire training ranges – 50m and 100m long respectively, and a live fire skills area where various training scenarios can be played out within a three-storey building.
Commenting on the project that began last May, CNC Assistant Chief Constable Chris Armitt, says: “The new training facilities represent an important and necessary step forward for the CNC, ensuring we continue to effectively deliver our mission of maintaining public safety and protecting civil nuclear sites.
“It will allow us to continue to meet the most stringent armed policing standards set by the College of Policing and UK Government regulatory standards for the protection of nuclear sites such as Sellafield.”