The Core Production Capability (CPC) regeneration project followed the announcement that the Ministry of Defence signed a contract with Rolls-Royce Power Engineering to support the future production of nuclear propulsion plants for the Royal Navy's future submarine fleet. The Ministry of Defence stated that, “the investment - which secures 300 jobs at Rolls-Royce’s plant at Raynesway in Derby - will also fund an 11-year refurbishment of plant, extending its operating lifetime by more than 40 years.”
The new facility will, in part, replace existing infrastructure and deploy advanced manufacturing techniques to enhance Rolls-Royce’s world leading nuclear manufacturing capability.
This £40m project represents the first major construction phase of a redevelopment programme currently underway at Raynesway, Derby. The four year phased programme focuses on replacing some of the time expired manufacturing facilities whilst retaining other manufacturing capabilities at the site.
The initial phase of the regeneration sees the major construction process take place including new steel framed buildings. The final year of the programme will see the installation of the process fit-out including production equipment within the production facility.
The new premises include 7,200m2 of production space, 1,500m2 of Product Assembly Space, 2,400m2 of offices, welfare facilities and an energy centre and a major infrastructure project for the operations site.
Cundall have provided detailed designs for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems for this traditionally procured DREAM 'Excellent' construction project. Operating alongside Rolls-Royce and the other members of the design team, Cundall have developed high level services within the production areas which provide a high degree of flexibility for the adaption of processes in the future.
Cundall has provided 3D BIM coordinated drawings to assist with the installation.