Packed day for President on visit to Peterborough & Huntingdon

Sir John Armitt met students, visited an Enterprise Zone and toured a new energy recovery facility during his East of England.

Meeting students at Greater Peterborough Technical College.
Meeting students at Greater Peterborough Technical College.
Peterborough energy recovery facility with contract managers Paul Lappin (left) and Paul Rowland from Viridor.
Peterborough energy recovery facility with contract managers Paul Lappin (left) and Paul Rowland from Viridor.

ICE President Sir John Armitt enjoyed a packed day when he visited Huntingdon and Peterborough on Friday 9 September.

The former USAF Alconbury base was his first stop with a visit hosted by Breheny. Having gained Enterprise Zone status the site will be used for around 7000 new homes and a variety of businesses and a new rail station on the East Coast main line.

Greater Peterborough University Technical College was his next visit where he met and talked with students about the many opportunities available in civil engineering. The last visit was to the new Viridor energy recovery facility at Fengate, Peterborough. Opened in December 2015 in partnership with the local authority the £72m plant will process 85,000 tonnes of waste a year generating enough power for 15,000 local homes.

The day ended with a dinner at Orton Hall Hotel where Sir John gave a speech to ICE members. He said they must provide a voice to help the nation's decision makers form a clear view to secure high performing infrastructure.

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