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Diary dates – What’s on in June

Highlights of the CIOB Calendar for the coming month.

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Site visit: Bournemouth Hospital

5 June, 2pm-3.30pm

A tour of the BEACH Building site, led by IHP. The project is a modification and demolition of existing facilities and construction of a new six-storey building to form a new emergency department, critical care unit, ante-natal department, maternity unit and paediatric inpatients department.

CIOB and CE site visit: Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities, Oxford

5 June, 5pm-6.30pm

Laing O’Rourke is delivering the Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities, at the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter for the University of Oxford.

The centre will be an inspirational space, which will be the first new building within the university open to the wider community, to include performance and public engagement spaces.

Delivered via modern methods of construction, it features two storeys below ground, four storeys above ground, with a natural stone and brick facade, MEP services and box-in-box acoustic spaces
to Passivhaus standards.

More information can be found at

Site visit: Paisley Museum refurbishment

13 June, 4pm-5pm

Kier Group has offered a site visit to the refurbishment of Paisley Museum for CIOB members.

A £42m revamp of this iconic building is underway in the latest stage of the town’s regeneration. Work will be carried out on four buildings, including Scotland’s first public observatory.

Further improvements in the town include a £22m refurbishment of the town hall and a new library service on Paisley High Street.

Kier is carrying out construction on the museum site, which includes the A-listed Coats Observatory.

Going Underground – Managing Risk in Tunnelling

13 June, 12pm-1pm, online

Tom Robinson, construction manager at Coire Glas Exploratory Works, looks at the risks involved in tunnelling projects.

The webinar will examine why tunnelling is essential, the diverse methods employed in underground construction and the risks associated with these ventures.

 Robinson will shed light on the critical aspects of risk management, with a primary focus on CDM (construction design and management), health and safety risks and methodological approaches to mitigate these risks effectively.

Aberaeron Coastal Defence Project, Wales

17 June, 11am-12pm, online

Last August, it was announced that a new coastal defence scheme to protect Aberaeron from flooding had obtained Welsh Government funding of nearly £27m.

Work is now underway, with the unloading of rock brought from Norway by barge to the town’s South Beach.

BAM Nuttall is constructing the £31.6m scheme. It includes the construction of a rock breakwater extending out from the North Pier, refurbishment and rebuilding of the pier head of South Pier, construction of flood walls, construction of a flood gate at Pwll Cam inner harbour and improvements to the existing defences on South Beach.

This webinar is a prelude to a planned site visit in September.

Site visit: Waterford North Quays development

18 June, 2pm-4pm

Join us for a site visit to the Waterford City Public Infrastructure Project (WCPIP), facilitated by BAM Ireland.

The North Quays in Waterford has been identified as a strategic development zone (SDZ) and the package currently under construction will enable further development investment.

There are three main elements to the WCPIP: a sustainable transport bridge; a public transport hub and a multi-modal access infrastructure.

For further details of the project visit

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