AWE has two major sites, both based in Berkshire: AWE Aldermaston and AWE Burghfield.
The company’s headquarters is AWE Aldermaston, which covers approximately 750 acres. Formerly a wartime airfield, the site is now a sophisticated centre providing advanced research, design and manufacturing facilities.
AWE Burghfield, a former munitions factory, occupies a 225 acre site and is responsible for the complex final assembly and maintenance of the warheads while in service, as well as their decommissioning.
We also have an outlying facility; Blacknest where seismological research is undertaken in support of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.