The Birchwood area benefits from an established and diverse science and engineering business base. Key companies headquartered locally include Electricity North West, United Utilities, Certas Energy and Nuvia. Birchwood also has a regionally and nationally significant nuclear industry. The presence of the National Nuclear Laboratory, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Sellafield Ltd’s Design Engineering Centre has led to a strong nuclear cluster and supply chain linkages. Companies based in Birchwood include Rolls-Royce Nuclear, Atkins, Amec Foster Wheeler, AREVA, AECOM. These companies have expertise across nuclear new build, plant life extension and decommissioning.
Site and Existing Buildings
The Enterprise Zone sites in Birchwood comprises 20 hectares of cleared land in Patrizia’s ownership for the next phase of development. Three new warehouses with flexible office space of 14,000 to 22,000 sq ft have just been completed (Feb 2016) and three buildings totalling 200,000 sq ft are also being refurbished to provide additional high quality office floorspace.