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Five facts about...

Clare Cooke, C D Gray & Associates

1 Cooke has been promoted to director level at CD Gray & Associates, consulting civil and structural engineers.

2 She joined in November 2000 as a graduate engineer, became a chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2001 and was promoted to associate status in November 2002.

3 Her career has been varied and she has gained engineering knowledge working in both the public and the private sectors.

4 Cooke was project manager for the £13M Trago Mills Remediation Scheme which involved moving 1.3M m3 of material, which was predominately colliery shale, £3M worth of drilling and grouting and the construction of an attenuation lake.

5 Cooke will be continuing her work with Trago Mills as the next stage of the scheme is being developed for the construction of the £30M store. This will be the first Trago Mills store outside the West country.


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