Industry in Cumbria has received a boost with the announcement by the government of £225m of spending at Barrow-in-Furness.

The £225m will go towards new facilities where four new nuclear  submarines will be assembled. This investment is reportedly intended to ensure the submarines are built with maximum efficiency.

The new vessels will begin replacing the Vanguard class, from the 2030’s.

First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope previously commented that:

“The Royal Navy has been operating continuous at-sea deterrent patrols for more than 40 years, the Successor submarines will allow us to do so well into the future with cutting-edge equipment.”

Successor is now in the detailed design stage and it is expected to begin delivery in 2028. It is expected to be the most technologically advanced submarine in the history of the Royal Navy, the name of the class has not yet been revealed.


  1. but in thanks of these just four subs we can defend this country and our allies effectively and it unables us to respond to any threat. defending your homes jobs families liberties and quality of life as we know.we can back our allies as well which means secure food supply routes market and trade.we should understand this wider context

  2. You will be safe in your home right? Lets sell off the rest of the armed forces also and you can invite Putin for tea……….

  3. Amazing news for tens of thousand of workers in the defence industry, not to mention family’s, other businesses from trade and the housing market!! Well done the government

  4. “Successor is now in the detailed design stage and it is expected to begin delivery in 2028”

    What is your source please? I was looking for this recently but couldn’t find anything concrete?


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