HBS Simulator and Training Centre (Hinkley Point C)

Bouygues UK

70 weeks


A training and simulator building within the site boundaries of the Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power station. This was only the second permanent building to be erected on the site.

At its core is an exact replica of the central control room, that can be found within the main power station. This building provides the training facilities for all personnel that work at HPC.

HBS is a two-storey building of offices, meeting rooms, classrooms, training workshops, simulators suites (Gold & Bronze), lecture rooms and large data room.


A new HV package sub station supplies a primary distribution panel with sub main cabling installed to local lighting and power sub distribution boards.

LED Lighting throughout, and networked lighting control systems operate all lighting via programmable PIR’s and microwave detectors.

6No central battery emergency lighting systems provide escape lighting to various areas of the building.

Multiple power outlets, 240v 3 pin, 415v BS4343 and 110v Commando sockets to all training workshops, a combination of dado trunking and underfloor power track for power and data provision to the office area.

Ancillary systems include fire alarm, access control, PAVA, networked lighting control, lightning protection, disabled WC and shower alarms, CCTV, extensive Cat6 data infrastructure, and specialist deep earthing.


7No roof-mounted air handling units provide the ventilation across the whole building, split into various areas. Fan coil units provide the heating and cooling to the main areas, with electric underfloor heating to all welfare areas.

4No CRAC units connected to external condensers provide controlled cooling to the main data room.

Ancillary systems include BMS, external siphonic drainage, domestic hot and cold water services and internal drainage.

All aspects of the M&E installation were subject to the highest levels of inspection, certification and final sign-off, as to be expected with a nuclear power plant project.