Yorkon wins contract to build nuclear Active Analysis Lab

A new partnership, led by off-site construction company Yorkon, has been awarded the contract to design, build and fit out a £9m laboratory building at Dounreay in Thurso, Scotland.

This project is the first Active Analysis Laboratory for the nuclear industry to be built using modular construction.

The £7m contract was awarded by site clean-up contractor, Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL), to a partnership comprising Yorkon, the off-site manufacturer and main contractor, as well as Studsvik, a nuclear ventilation design company; JGC Engineering and Technical Services, which will be manufacturing and installing the nuclear ventilation system and M&E services; and S&B UK, a provider of fume cupboards and laboratory equipment.

Construction of the 1,300m2 building is due to start on site in Spring 2012 and is scheduled for completion Autumn 2013.