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Devonshire Dock Hall Also known as Maggie's Farm

 

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  • Devonshire Dock Hall, Barrow-on-Furness

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  • The decision to build Devonshire Dock hall was made following the Trident ICBM sales agreement made between the British and American governments. Barrow-on-Furness was chosen as the location due to its position as the primary submarine construction centre in the United Kingdom.
  • Devonshire Dock Hall is built on the historic Devonshire Dock which required 2 million tonnes of sand to fill. The new adjustable dry dock has a ship-lift capacity of up to 24,300 tonnes.
  • The building was constructed with a height of 51 metres. This is the required clearance height for the cranes to be able to operate around the masts of submarines. The requirement for a roof rather than a more traditional dockyard was partly so that the submarines can be built in secret and hidden from satellite photography.
  • The Vanguard Class ICBM submarines were the first boats to be constructed at Devonshire Dock Hall. It is currently being used for the construction of Astute Class submarines, and is of such a size that two of them can be built constructed simultaneously side by side.

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Main Contractor
Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd

Reference Data

Reference No.
6659
First Uploaded
02-05-2012
Last Editorial Date
02-05-2012
 

Building Location

Address
North Road, Barrow-In-Furness. LA14
Council
Barrow Borough Council
County
Cumbria
Region
North West
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Completion date
1986

Roof Height (AGL)
51.00

Total Floors (O.G)
7

Market Data

Primary Use
Other

Floorspace (sq m)
25,000.00

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