Advertising Accommodation?

Do you have a spare room(s) or property to rent on a short, medium or long-term basis to people working on Sizewell C? If you have accommodation available within commuting distance of Leiston, please click here to register and list your property.

Looking for Accommodation?

Do you need accommodation on a short, medium or long-term basis while you work on the Sizewell C project? If you already have an SZC contractor account, you can log in and start your search. If not, you can register for an account here.

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  • How do I create an AMS account?

    If you already have a Sizewell C contractor account, you will be able to log in as an Accommodation Seeker straightaway. If you do not have an SZC account or want to sign up as an Accommodation Provider, you will need to register and be approved.

    Simply complete the relevant registration form with your personal information (and details of the first advert you’d like to upload if you’re an Accommodation Provider) and wait for us to approve it. This can take up to 48 hours. Once approved, you will receive an email with a link to set your password and configure 2FA access. The email address you registered with will be your username.

    Password Requirements

    Passwords must be at least 12 characters. At least one of each: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, symbols. No character may be repeated 3 or more times.

    About 2FA

    We use Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) as an extra layer of security. Simply scan the QR code (or add the secret/setup key) using your authenticator app, input the code generated and away you go! You will need to input a 2FA code each time you log in. You can use the following authenticator apps:

    • Google Authenticator
    • Sophos Mobile Security
    • FreeOTP Authenticator
    • 1Password (mobile and desktop versions) See: 1Password help
    • LastPass Authenticator
    • Microsoft Authenticator
    • Authy 2-Factor Authentication
    • Any other authenticator app that supports Time-Based One-Time Passwords (TOTP)

    A detailed guide to configuring 2FA on your AMS account can be found here.

  • Why should I consider providing accommodation to a Sizewell C worker?

    There are lots of reasons to rent to a Sizewell C worker – the construction phase will last 9-12 years enabling long-term and year-round occupancy. Our workforce will generally be employed on a full-time basis, will be working long shifts and then looking to get a good night’s sleep ready for the next day; they may also travel home at the weekends. They will also need to comply with the project’s Worker Code of Conduct which requires responsible behaviours at work and outside of work.

  • What are workers looking for?

    All our workers are different so there is no ‘one size fits all’. Many workers will want to be close to site (Leiston and Sizewell area) or to our park and rides in Darsham and Wickham Market. But not all will – some will prefer having a bit of distance from work and we forecast that some workers will seek accommodation up to an hour away. Some workers will seek longer term accommodation, while others will only be on-site for a few weeks or months at a time.

    Workers will be able to search lead criteria for accommodation type, cost and location.

  • What does a good advert look like?

    Please refer to our AMS advert creation guide to find out what to include in your ad and how to make it most appealing to accommodation seekers.

  • Can I add more than one property, spare room, etc?

    Yes. We ask you to create your first advert when you register as an Accommodation Provider, but after you’ve been approved, you can edit existing adverts and add as many new adverts as you like via your provider dashboard. Simply hit the ‘Create a new advert’ button to list more properties! Please note, edits and new ads will also need to go through our approval process.

    If you have multiple rooms at the same property/address, you should create a new ad for each room and use a different ‘Property name/reference’ so you can identify them easily. That way, you can set the availability and pricing individually for each room. We also recommend you add something in the ‘Property description’ field so accommodation seekers can see the difference, e.g. Apartment A or Seaview Apartment, Apartment B, etc.

  • Can I get a grant to convert a property to rent?

    Yes. If you’d like to apply for a grant to convert a local property to rental accommodation or to renovate a property to supply accommodation for the SZC project, please click here to email East Suffolk Council.

  • Why should I use the AMS to find accommodation?

    Our aim is to make the AMS the easiest and best place to find local accommodation for people working on the Sizewell C Project. By seeking accommodation on this website you have the reassurance that anybody who has registered welcomes Sizewell C workers. As it is free to use you may find providers offer better rates than you will find on external booking sites (where they have to pay a commission) and longer lets, as well as accommodation that is new to the market such as spare rooms.

    We are committed to your safety and wellbeing on all aspects of the project so as part of the registration process, we will be asking providers of accommodation for evidence of compliance with gas, electrical and fire safety measures.

    In addition, once the caravan park and campus open, the AMS will provide all the details on these, including online booking.

  • How do I book accommodation?

    A booking link or direct contact details will be provided by each accommodation provider with information on how to book. We strongly recommend that if you are looking for longer-term accommodation (more than a week or so), you view any accommodation before committing to it and enter into an appropriate legal agreement with the accommodation provider.