This visit will provide a case study of ecological mitigation at one of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects, the first nuclear power station to be built in the UK in over 20 years. This will include a tour inside the Hinkley Point C (HPC) Nuclear Power Station site, which is currently undergoing construction, to allow CIEEM members to increase their knowledge about the project with an ecological focus.
Attendees will be able to view the large-scale construction first-hand and will be able learn about the ecological mitigation strategies which have and will be implemented at HPC. After a presentation about the project and its associated ecology, features such as the bat gantry, “Green Lane” (a retained and enhanced green corridor) and the bat house will be viewed on a sealed bus tour. There will also be an opportunity to look at various scales of ecological mitigation outside of the HPC site. The ongoing monitoring of mitigation areas and features will be discussed.
Spaces to this event are very limited as most of the tour will be within a minibus. Visitors will be required to remain within the minibus during the tour around the construction site.
For security, details of each visitor are required 5 days prior the HPC visit. This includes: name, date of birth, nationality and country of origin. If these details are not received in time, access to the site will be denied.
Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning, but packed lunch should be brought.
Suitable for all
No prior knowledge needed.
Please bring your own packed lunch
This event is open to CIEEM Members only. Advance booking is essential as places are limited. Please book your ticket below.