Gleeds welcomes Hinkley Point C decision
Gleeds has welcomed the news that following a comprehensive review of the Hinkley Point C (HPC) project, and a revised agreement with EDF, the Government has decided to proceed with the first new nuclear power station for a generation.
Gleeds will be providing NEC contract management services on what will be one of the largest projects of its kind in Europe. Gleeds anticipates that its’ Bristol and Gloucester offices will double in size over the next three years as a direct result of HPC, generating up to 100 new jobs. Meanwhile EDF Energy estimates that a total of 25,000 job opportunities will be created during the construction of the new power station.
Chairman for Gleeds Worldwide, Richard Steer, said: “We are delighted that the UK Government has made its decision in favor of this landmark development. This project represents a major investment in British infrastructure and jobs, and we are excited to be part of something which presents such a phenomenal growth opportunity for both UK construction and skills development.”
The Hinkley Point C project is also committed to developing and recruiting apprenticeships with Gleeds aiming to make 20% of the new jobs it creates suitable for university graduates and apprentices.