Archiving Facility


Restore Scan Ltd employs Keystone to support delivery of facilities management services to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.


The Challenge

Nucleus is designed to house the records of the UK nuclear industry, and the historical archives of the county of Caithness.  These are being relocated to Nucleus over several years from sites including Dounreay, Sellafield, Harwell and Trawsfynydd.  There they will be processed, digitised and stored, with many made available to industry and the public.

Nucleus will hold an estimated 20 kilometres of archives, up to 30 million digital records overall, including documents dating back to the 16th century.  They are stored in special environmental conditions designed to preserve them for generations to come.

Since 2015, Restore Scan Ltd has deployed KEY FM, harnessing Keystone, to deliver facilities management services to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

“KEY supported us through all the various phases of the archive project from tender through mobilisation and into operational.  They have provided a professional and innovative service which enabled us to better support our own client. We have built an excellent ‘one team’ working relationship over the last two years and look forward to this continuing for many years to come”

Edd Whiting

Contracts & Commercial Manager, Restore Scan Ltd.

The Solution

Thanks to the Keystone team’s understanding of the subtle requirements and importance of condition-based monitoring, we supported our client throughout Nucleus’ design and mobilisation phases and into full operations.  Processes were governed under the Government Soft Landings initiative, which aims to ensure better design, construction and lifecycle value for new build assets.

The Result

Keystone ensures monitoring and maintenance of the ideal temperature, humidity and continuity conditions vital for protecting the records, including plans, drawings, photographs, film, microfiche and other documents. Keystone also delivered a watertight regime encompassing public access and high-level security needs within one facility.

The Scope

• Environmental Management
• Planned Preventative Maintenance
• Reactive Repairs and Maintenance
• Energy Management
• Security
• Risk Management
• Business Continuity
• Handyman Service
• Emergency Breakdowns
• Portable Appliance Testing