UKAEA locations

We are based at four sites within the UK. We’ve put together a guide to getting to us to help you on your journey.

Entrance to the Culham site

Where is UKAEA based?

The UK Atomic Energy Authority’s facilities are based at Culham Campus in Oxfordshire, the Advanced Manufacturing Park, Rotherham, West Burton in north Nottinghamshire and Whitehaven in Cumbria. 

UKAEA’s Culham site

Culham Campus

Culham is the headquarters of UKAEA’s fusion energy programme, located in south Oxfordshire only a few miles from Oxford and around 50 miles west of London.  

UK Atomic Energy Authority
Culham Campus
OX14 3DB

  • Exit the A34 at Abingdon onto the A415, then travel East through town and take the exit on to the A415 towards Dorchester.
  • Culham Campus is located on the left.
  • Or you can travel West from the A4704, the Campus is on the right.
  • Culham train station is only a few minutes away by foot from the Campus.
  • There are signs from the station to follow.
UKAEA’s Rotherham facility

Fusion Technology Facility

Our fusion technology test centre is situated between Rotherham and Sheffield in South Yorkshire, in the UK’s advanced manufacturing heartland. 

Fusion Technology Facility
Unit 2a Lanchester Way, 
Advanced Manufacturing Park,
S60 5FX

  • Exit the A630 to Catcliffe and B6533, then take the exit to B6533 Poplar Way Waverley.
  • Take the exit towards B6066 Highfield Spring Handsworth, then the 2nd Exit to Brunel Way.
  • In 120 yards, take a left to Morse Way, turn left again in 80 yards and arrive at the Advanced Manufacturing Park.
  • Take any train service to Sheffield station. Once you leave the station, walk for 5 minutes to the Interchange Stop and Board the Powells Bus A1 towards Meadowhall. 
  • Exit the bus at High Field Spring/Brunel Way, the stop after High Fields Spring/Whittle Way. Our Rotherham site is less than a 5 minute walk away.
West Burton power station site

West Burton

The West Burton power station site on the border of Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire is where UKAEA plans to build the UK’s first ever prototype fusion plant. We now have a small team on site carrying out preparatory work.  

  • Please use the postcode DN22 9BL to find the best route. Look out for Cottam (sister station) which has just one chimney. ​ 
  • From the north you will take M18 and A631, A620 and finally A631.​ 
  • From the south, go from the M1, A46 and A1 and B1164.​ 
  • The nearest train station to West Burton is Retford. You will need to take a taxi to site, which takes approximately 20 minutes. All taxis must be pre-booked and will only take cash.  
RAICo site in Whitehaven, Cumbria


We are one of the partners in the RAICo (Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Collaboration) centre, based at Whitehaven in Cumbria. RAICo is focused on providing robotics technologies for nuclear decommissioning. 

  • From the A5094 / New Road, turn onto Bransty Road, then take the immediate left onto an unmarked road (Google maps shows it as Cycle Route 72). Keep going along that road, the train station will be on your left. When the road splits in two, take the right hand road (the left hand one is for residents / cyclists only)–the RAICo One building will be in front of you. 
  • The nearest train station is Whitehaven. Duration is approximately 10 minutes on foot. On exiting the train station via Station Approach, turn left at the end of the road into New Road, and left again onto Bransty Road, and left again onto the unmarked road (Cycle Route 72). 

Arriving at UKAEA

If you’re visiting UKAEA for an interview or meeting,  report to the reception at the main entrance to site. All our visitors will need to provide photo ID, such as a passport or driving licence. You’ll then be issued with a security pass and will be directed to the area you’re looking for.

People holding a meeting at UKAEA’s RACE facility

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UKAEA engineers working on the MAST Upgrade fusion machine

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