New developments visits

Portbury DocksRoyal Portbury Dock (visit on 12 July). Photo: Jon Mills.This year we are arranging a series of visits to new developments. Numbers will be limited and booking will be essential to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There will be a charge for each event and each will be publicised by ebulletin nearer the date.

Wednesday April 19th at 2.30 pm

Visit to Suez Energy Recovery Centre, Hallen. The new £244m centre is now in production treating household waste from West London and exporting electricity to power the equivalent of 50,000 homes.

Thursday 11th May at 10.00 am

Visit to the Avon & Somerset Police Black Rock Specialist Training Centre, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JY. A fascinating opportunity for a guided tour of this state of the art training facility with award winning design.

Wednesday 12th July at 2.30 pm

Visit to Bristol Port. The Bristol Port Company operates the Royal Portbury and Avonmouth docks. At Portbury there are terminals for forest products, cars, animal feeds and jet fuel. At Avonmouth the terminals, foreshores and wild life environment plus wind turbines will be viewed.

Wednesday 26th July (timing and other arrangements in planning)

Study visit to Avonmouth Village led by David Martyn, architect and the City’s Senior Conservation Officer. This walking tour of Avonmouth will cover its foundation, and early development as a new “city”. Discover the people and dreams behind the development of the docks and the “village” and explore the area through its architecture.

Wednesday 16th August at 2.30 pm

Visit to Aerospace Bristol, is the new heritage museum being developed in Filton. This £19m museum will tell the story of Bristol’s world class aerospace industry past, present and future. The show stopping centrepiece will be Concorde 216 housed in her new purpose built hangar.

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