To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answers of 24 June 2021 to Question 19488 and 6 December 2018 to Question 198373, what his most recent estimate is of the (a) anticipated out-turn cost and (b) projected in-service date of each of the approved and planned projects in the Atomic Weapons Establishment Site Development Context Plan.
24 February 2022
The currently approved cost and in-service dates for AWE infrastructure projects, are as follows:
Approved In-service Date
Material Handling Store - 2025 Manufacture Capability – 2030
Project MENSA received a revised approval to its cost and in-service date in February 2022 reflecting, inter alia, the impacts of COVID-19 and amendments to the project to support the future warhead programme.
All outstanding infrastructure related projects at AWE are still subject to internal departmental approval processes and approved outturn cost and in-service dates are not yet available.