DATE 03rd July 2017

The National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN), which is tasked with addressing the skills challenges facing the UK’s nuclear industry, has signed a three-year lease at The Base in Warrington.

The deal sees NSAN move its Northwest regional office from the South of the town to its new home in the emerging commercial district, with room for up to 15 members of staff.

Warrington is home to one of the UK’s largest clusters of nuclear engineering and research employers and The Base has been established to support companies in the advanced manufacturing and engineering sectors.

“This is a perfect fit for The Base,” said Jayne Furnival, group property director of Langtree, which manages the building on behalf of Warrington & Co.

“NSAN is playing a key role in developing talent to support the UK’s nuclear programme and The Base has become a hub for technical and research excellence. We have a lively events and networking programme which will help NSAN articulate its mission across the region.”

Commenting on the move, Nick Cusick, Finance Director at NSAN, said: “Warrington provides NSAN with an ideal location for our Northwest office, with many of the UK’s leading nuclear engineering, research and training organisations having offices close by. The Base’s central location also provides our members not based in the Warrington area with accessible transport links.”

The Base provides 50,000 square feet of Grade A office space and is home to 10 businesses across a range of disciplines, employing more than 70 staff. The building was developed by Warrington & Co, the private-sector led regeneration arm of Warrington Council, and is managed on its behalf by Langtree.