IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest News’: Building on ‘world’s first full-scale commercial nuclear power station’

IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and this week features Building on the ‘world’s first full-scale commercial nuclear power station.



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Tom Lowe introduces the archive material, writing in Building:

‘… Calder Hall in Northumbria was the world’s first full-scale commercial nuclear power station when it was opened by The Queen in 1956. Now part of Sellafield in Cumbria, the plant was deemed ‘ugly’ by The Builder…..’

… Building‘s archive article, written 2 months before the UK’s worst nuclear accident at Windscale, looks at siting – questioning the ‘need for remoteness in the interests of safety’ and design – commenting on Calder Hall as ‘an ugly complex of exposed pipes…’

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