EDF Energy Somerset Chamber of Commerce SWMAS Business West

EDF Energy announces the award of the Hinkley Point C Worker Accommodation Campuses Management TSC to HOST 2 Limited.

February 5, 2018

EDF Energy has awarded the Term Service Contract to HOST 2 Limited (HOST) to manage the
Hinkley Point C worker accommodation campuses for Hinkley Point C. The project is already
bringing huge benefits to Somerset and the wider business community.
Kevin McCarthy, HOST Chairman, said: “This is great news for HOST and clearly demonstrates
EDF Energy’s commitment to supporting and developing Somerset businesses. As a
beneficiary of EDF Energy’s commitment to supporting and developing Somerset businesses,
HOST recognises the need to ensure that resources and services are sourced from qualified
local businesses wherever possible.

“With the invaluable assistance of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, which co-ordinates
the Hinkley Point C Supply Chain, HOST has, in turn, awarded preferred bidder status to
numerous local businesses to ensure resilient supply and service delivery and to help them
invest in a better future for Somerset. This is particularly in areas like linen, food, drink and
consumable supplies, internal and external cleaning plus repairs and maintenance services.”
An estimated 25,000 job opportunities will be created during the construction of Hinkley Point
C, with the workforce staying in a mixture of dedicated accommodation campuses, private
rentals and their own homes. 5,600 workers are expected to be on site at the peak of
construction activity and it is anticipated that those living in the two purpose-built
accommodation campuses and rented properties will spend in excess of £150 million on
accommodation over the lifetime of the project. The campus accommodation will house
about a quarter of the workforce.

HOST (www.host-somerset.co.uk) will run the Hinkley Point C campuses, which are located in
Bridgwater and at the construction site and comprise of approximately 1,500 beds plus
catering, leisure and retail facilities. HOST, with more than 60 years first class international
and domestic hotel and leisure experience, is a joint venture of four Somerset companies that
joined forces to bid for the campus management contract. HOST was created to bring
together the most qualified local key partners, with specific skills, to deliver the ideal
accommodation for on-site contractors, professionally serviced by local companies. HOST will
employ a workforce of circa. 340 full time equivalent staff the majority of whom will be
recruited locally.

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