Plugged in - Winter 2018

Moving on up!

Local student becomes apprentice

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Update from the Site Construction Director

Rob Jordan lets you know about what is happening up the road at Hinkley Point C.

Over £9.4m of local projects supported to date

Explore the projects supported by the Community Fund.

Help extends to Bristol

Balfour Beatty team members get busy in Avonmouth.

Supporting new trainees into careers

New training initiative under way for those with special educational needs.

Take a virtual tour of Hinkley Point C

Walking the new England Coast Path – on your doorstep!

Miniature castle saved after 20-year battle

Castle House in Bridgwater benefits from £600,000 restoration.

A walk on the wildlife side

The Hinkley Point C site and the associated development sites are home to various wildlife and their habitats.

Moving on up!

Local student becomes apprentice.

Years that have flown by

David Eccles, Head of Stakeholder Engagement, Hinkley Point C.

This edition appears two years after the final contracts were signed with government, allowing us to commence construction in earnest. 

It’s impressive to see how far we’ve come in a relatively small space of time and I’m proud to report that 20% of the project is now complete, as you can see from Rob Jordan’s report.

As the project advances it will become increasingly more technical and demanding, but the benefit to the area will continue to grow through investment in local
businesses, skills and jobs.

We’re proud to be supporting the next generation of young people through the Young HPC programme and our apprenticeship schemes, for whom the benefits will only increase as we
move forward.

Thank you for your continued patience and support in delivering this first-in-ageneration project at Hinkley Point C.

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And the winner is...Simon Fairweather from Bridgwater. This photo was taken at the River Parrett near Combwich with a Samsung Galaxy S5.

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