National Nuclear Labs launches new base in North Wales

The National Nuclear Labs, the UK’s national laboratory for nuclear fission, is opening its first formal base in Menai Science Park, (M-SParc) Anglesey which will help to drive exciting advancements within the nuclear sector within the North Wales area.

The introduction of a new NNL office will undoubtedly provide the means for the NNL to take forward its ambitions in Wales and will build upon Wales’ strong track-record in nuclear technology.

In recent years, the NNL’s direct investment in Wales has grown substantially as they have built partnerships with local businesses and educational institutions, this includes collaborations with Bangor University and the Nuclear Futures Institute using facilities to experiment on innovative next generation fuel. 

We at the NFI are eager to see that the NNL’s new offices at M-SParc will grow into a key location for their work; harnessing nuclear science to help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges—from achieving deep decarbonisation to delivering lifesaving healthcare. National Laboratories are recognised around the world as helping to drive local socio-economic growth by working closely with local and national government, education providers, academic institutions and industry; they are unique national assets that can attract world-class talent as well as employ, train and develop a local workforce. 

The NNL is committed to driving up innovation, investment and employment of a skilled workforce in Wales – one that will be doing so much for the UK’s contribution to net zero. 

We at the NFI welcome this development and look forward to working more closely with NNL Cymru in the future.

Read the NNL’s press release here.