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Richard III - Engineering a King's burial, Nottingham

6 October, 2015 | 17:30 - 19:00

How our local engineers helped rebury a king.
How our local engineers helped rebury a king.

About this event

Richard III was the last Plantagenet King of England, whose death at the Battle of Bosworth effectively ended the Wars of the Roses.

In 2012, archaeologists from the University of Leicester began excavating Greyfriars car park in Leicester city centre, hoping to find his final resting place. The remains subsequently found were later confirmed as those of King Richard III.

The talk will cover the highways view of evolution of the traffic management and communications plan to deliver the event attracting large crowds in full view of the world's media. It also demonstrates the benefits of collaborative working between organisations as diverse as Local Authorities, Emergency services, Leicester University, Leicester cathedral, Royal household, Worldwide media, small village events and volunteers.


Ian Grierson BSc CEng MICE MCIHT

Ian is a chartered civil engineer with a wealth of highways experience. He is a past chair of the ICE East Midlands Nottingham Leicester and Derby Branch and Chairman of UK Highway Liability Joint Task Group. Currently Ian is Team Manager South, Environment and Transport for Leicestershire County Council and was Bronze Commander for the RIII events.


For more information, please contact:

Luigi Sorrentino
e: Luigi.sorrentino@nicholls-colton.co.uk