Campus milestone

Caledonian, the Newark-based company which won the contract to deliver campus accommodation for workers building the first nuclear power station in the UK for a generation, has completed the construction of the first phase of a major campus development for Hinkley Point C workers.

The Bridgwater Campus is the larger of the two developments, with Caledonian providing 29 accommodation blocks, each offering en-suite rooms for 34 workers. A further 15 buildings will be located on the Hinkley Point C site providing direct access to the construction zone.

Both campuses present the largest hotel-style development in Europe for 25 years, with 1496 en-suite bedrooms across 44 individual buildings at the two locations.

With three storeys, the buildings have been sympathetically designed to complement the surroundings, using natural timber and stone-effect cement cladding, providing distinctive yet subtle exterior facades.

Caledonian is manufacturing the modules in Newark, Nottinghamshire, over a 51-week period. The campus accommodation is delivered to site 96 per cent complete, with all en-suite rooms fully fitted-out.