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HMNB Devonport

Client: Kier, Bam Nuttall JV

Devonport Dockyard is to undergo a huge redevelopment which will start with work to allow the newest nuclear submarines to be refitted in Plymouth – and create more than 600 jobs in the process.

Babcock International Group Plc wants to start by rebuilding the 10 Dock Facility at the yard, including the demolition and construction of buildings, to support the maintenance programme for “new and existing classes of submarine” such as the new Dreadnought-class ballistic missile subs due to arrive in service in the 2030s.

A report submitted to Plymouth City Council said the redevelopment of 10 Dock, and buildings near it, is one of “a number of projects associated with a major infrastructure refurbishment of the nuclear licensed docking and berthing facilities at the dockyard”.

Documents submitted to the council say the dockyard employs 5,500 people and generates about 10% of Plymouth’s income.

Project in numbers

jobs created
currently employed by the dockyard
of Plymouth income generated by the dockyard