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The Moors at Arne site visit

Event organised by ICE

15 May 2024
15:00 - 17:00 BST (GMT+1)
The Moors at Arne
Kier Site Offices
Arne Road
Wareham, BH20 5BJ
United Kingdom

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The Moors at Arne project will adapt 150 hectares of land into a diverse wetland habitat. This type of habitat is being lost in other areas of Poole Harbour due to ‘coastal squeeze’. Kier is the Principal Contractor delivering this project on behalf of the Environment Agency and their project partners, RSPB and Natural England. This site visit will provide an introduction to the project and a chance to see it during construction.

April marked the start of the earthworks season and the beginning of the main works at Arne Moors. With the western and lagoon embankments in scope for this year, excavation of borrow pits and embankment filling is underway on two work fronts.

Out of the 12 flow control structures to be constructed throughout the project, the central Furzebrook structure has completed its cofferdam and will be in preparation for the first of its concrete pours. In the western freshwater area, work has started to realign the Furzebrook stream with further excavation of ponds and shallow scrapes on the horizon to encourage the diverse ecology and species to later establish.

Parking is available in the visitor parking area of the site, which is clearly sign-posted from the LGV entrance. Reverse parking only please.

Please bring the following PPE:

  • Hard hat
  • Eye protection
  • Hi-vis trousers
  • Hi-vis jacket
  • Safety gloves
  • Mid-sole protective safety boots/wellies

For anyone requiring visitor PPE to be provided, please email [email protected]  by Friday 10 May 2024.

Please use the following what3words to locate the site: Clap.Lunch.Before


14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30
Introduction to project
15:30 - 16:30
Site tour
16:30 - 17:00


James Lloyd

James Lloyd


section engineer

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James Lloyd

With nearly five years of experience at Kier, Jamie has contributed to various projects within the company, starting as a site engineer at Castlepoint Reconstruction to currently being a section engineer at the Moors at Arne. Having completed the degree aspect of his Civil Engineering Apprenticeship, Jamie has shown a passion for sustainability in researching the most sustainable option for an embankment impermeable core for his dissertation with continued effort into completing his IEng qualification by early next year.