Take a tour of seven storey Anglesey 'village' where Wylfa Newydd workers are set to live

Wylfa Newydd bosses have released this video of the giant worker village where they hope to house more than 4,000 construction staff during the £14bn build project.

Horizon Nuclear Power’s next formal consultation started today – the final one ahead of a planning application going in on the £14bn project.

Under the proposals the nuclear plant scheme has been made ‘more compact’ – due to more shared facilities between the two proposed reactors – meaning fewer workers during the construction phase.

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There would be one single temporary workforce ‘village’ next to Wylfa, where blocks of accommodation – some seven storeys high – are proposed.

The changes have reduced the required peak workforce from 10,720 to 9,000.

Planned worker accommodation at Wylfa Newydd
Planned worker accommodation at Wylfa Newydd

There is expected to be up to 4,000 workers in the Site Campus (located on-site) and approximately 5,000 workers located off-site (3,000 in existing accommodation, and 2,000 home based workers).

This appears to have ended proposals for workers to be based at other temporary sites like Land and Lakes in Holyhead and the former Shell site in Rhosgoch.

The site campus – all you need to know

Most of the residential buildings will be 4-storeys in height. There is potential for buildings generally on lower ground to rise to up to 7-storeys.

The Site Campus will provide an independent living space for each worker, with shared campus-style amenities. The Site Campus will be a temporary facility, completed in phases.

It would lie on 15 hectares of greenfield land to the east of Wylfa.

There would be an amenity and welfare building including cafeteria, café, reception area, gym, bar and other social space.

It would include outdoor recreation including two Multi-Use Games Areas, outdoor seating and informal amenity spaces.

Planned worker accommodation at Wylfa Newydd
Planned worker accommodation at Wylfa Newydd

It would have a dedicated bus service and/or dedicated walking routes to transfer workers.

400 members of staff would be employed on-site for management, welfare and security services.

It is expected that the Site Campus would be operational between 2021 and up to 2027, with peak occupation levels during 2023 and 2024. It is anticipated that construction of the Site Campus would commence in 2020.

There would be basic first aid services for workers on the Site Campus, with access to a bespoke medical centre on the Power Station Site.

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