By royal appointment

Welcoming HRH Princess Anne to our site

On 1st April we received a very special visit from HRH The Princess Royal, who came to meet project staff and local VIPs, and enjoy a guided tour of our Goxhill site.  The visit was arranged through the Corporation of Trinity House, the lighthouse organisation for the UK, which owns the land where our main construction site is at Goxhill. The Princess Royal is the Master of Trinity House.

The Princess Royal meets National Grid’s Executive Director, Nicola Shaw

Year 6 pupils from Goxhill and New Holland primary schools also joined us to give the Princess Royal a proper Goxhill welcome. During the day pupils took part in a series of science technology engineering and maths sessions where they got to grips with the engineering behind our project, met project engineers and learnt how to be safe around heavy goods vehicles. They even got the chance to take a virtual tour of the tunnel we’re digging under the Humber using a virtual reality (VR) headset!

At the end of the day we asked pupils to submit their ideas on how our project can further protect the environment. Despite stiff competition, Holly Holland’s suggestion of reducing diesel emissions from vehicles was chosen.

Here she is collecting her certificate and prize from Phil Croft, Senior Project Manager (left) and Ian Cartwright, National Grid’s Director of Capital Delivery.