Reiach and Hall has been given the go-ahead for a new archive building in the Scottish Highlands for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
The £20 million scheme on a brownfield site near Wick Airport will provide storage for paper and photographic records of the history, development and decommissioning of the UK’s civil nuclear industry since 1940s.
The brief called for a ‘building of simple practicality’, and according to the practice the design aims to provide a ‘bold and dramatic form.
The 6,186m2 triangular-shaped building features accommodation arranged around landscaped courtyards.
The project is set to start on site in the summer and expected to complete in 2016.
Location Ackergill Street, Wick
Type of project archive building
Client NDA Properties
Architect Reiach and Hall Architects
Landscape architect Horner and MacLennan
Planning consultant GVA James Barr
Structural engineer Arup
M&E consultant Arup
Planning supervisor Keelagher Okey Klien
Lighting consultant Arup
Main contractor Morrison Construction
Tender date December 2014
Start on site date Summer 2015
Completion date 2016
Gross internal floor area 6,186m2
Form of contract and/or procurement NEC
Total cost £20 million
Specific environmental target BREEAM Excellent