Westlakes Engineering have extensive experience in the design, assessment and decommissioning of structures within the UK Defence & Civil Nuclear Industry:


  • Taking cognisance of our nuclear past
  • Providing engineering solutions for our present
  • Aiming to develop a healthier future


Westlakes have a proven track record in delivering specialist civil and structural engineering services as well as management services to clients within the Nuclear Industry.


Our highly qualified and professional staff have an in-depth understanding of the regulatory regime in which the Nuclear Industry operates. This enables us to offer technically compliant yet fit for purpose solutions to support Clients in the delivery of their projects. Westlakes Engineering provides a highly experienced, highly skilled consultancy group who are able to manage and deliver major engineering design and assessment projects. We work closely with Nuclear licensees and have direct experience of the management issues facing them and the importance in delivering the added value to help them to achieve their aims and objectives.


Westlakes can operate direct for our nuclear clients, or as a Tier 2 or Tier 3 supplier. We are accessible via a number of Nuclear Frameworks, as well as having a proven track record of delivering fit for purpose solutions as suppliers to Tier 2s.


Our nuclear teams home bases are in West Cumbria, Local to the Sellafield and LLWR sites and in Lancashire, local to Springfields and Risley and just off the Motorway for easy transport links to the rest of our British Nuclear facilities.



  • Civil and Structural Design
  • Civil & Structural Assessment
  • Civil and Structural Inspections
  • Asset Care Inspections
  • Draughting (AutoCAD & Manual)
  • Site Surveys, including use of Laser Scans
  • BIM and GIS/Geo Spatial
  • Concrete Repair Specifications
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Temporary Works Designs & Level 3 Checks
  • Impact Assessments
  • Peer Reviews
  • Project Management
  • Leading Teams
  • Bid & Tender Production

Nuclear Frameworks

Westlakes Engineering provide Civil and Structural Design Services within the Integrated Decommissioning Solutions (IDS) Consortium, consisting of Westlakes, Atkins, Altrad & Actemium.  IDS are a DDP Lot 1 Delivery Partner.

The 10 year framework began in 2016, directly delivering decommissioning and wider works at the Sellafield site. The scope included within this framework includes design & engineering, decommissioning, demolition, asset care, plant enhancements, operation/maintenance support activities and waste characterisation streaming.

Westlakes Engineering are part of a Sellafield Ltd Framework, Enabling Innovation Framework 4.  The scope of this covers initial identification of a business need through problem definition and provision of focused technical and digital support / solutions and subsequent support to key decision making.

The Framework is focused on the enabling of innovation rather than the delivery of innovation i.e. developing the parameters and mechanisms which will allow the achievement of innovation. It has a maximum value of £19m over a period of a maximum of four years.

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Westlakes Engineering are one of the SMEs qualified on the Design & Engineering Services Dyanamic Purchasing System.




Nuclear Projects


Hinkley Point C