Pontins holiday park to house Sizewell C builders

A Pontins holiday park has been earmarked for transformation into accommodation for 500 construction workers building the Sizewell C nuclear power station.

Plans have been agreed between Sizewell C and Pontins Pakefield near Lowestoft, Suffolk as preparations continue to start the £20bn power project.

A company spokesperson told the BBC: “At peak construction, Sizewell C will require a workforce of 7,900 people with at least a third coming from the local area.

“Those workers living away from home can expect to use the accommodation campus on the Sizewell C site which will house 2,400 workers, Pontins, and the remainder using existing local accommodation – in order to deliver local economic benefits.”

Workers living at Pontins are due to be transported to the power plant by bus – a 21-mile (34 km) journey lasting about 35 minutes

The rental agreement between Sizewell C and Pontins is expected to take effect next January – with construction of the power plant set to last almost a decade.

In 2023, EDF took over 900 chalets at Pontins Brean Sands in Somerset to house construction workers building Hinkley Point C.

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