Social value of nuclear decommissioning and site remediation

This project investigates the concept of social value and what this means in the context of managing projects.  The driver for this study was to respond to the introduction of new legislation in the UK, namely The Public Services (Social Value) Act, 2012. This PhD study focuses specifically on the role stakeholder communication and framing plays in making sense of what social value means in nuclear decommissioning and site remediation. 

Dounreay Fast Reactor. Photo taken by the researcher, Cara Mulholland.

This study is funded under the auspices of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Industrial CASE studentships programme, with co-funding provided by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).  The PhD student, Cara Mulholland, is based at The University of Manchester and has been supervised by Paul Chan, Chair of Design and Construction Management.


Funder:Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Overall budget:€ 120.770
Grant amount:€ 120.770
Grant number: NNL/UA/012
Role TU Delft: Lead partner
Project duration:January 2016 - December 2019
TU Delft researchers:                Prof.dr. Paul W Chan

Project partners

Arup, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, University of Manchester


Prof.dr. Paul W Chan