The most senior members of the Royal family will visit Poundbury today, where Group company ZeroC is helping deliver a new town on the outskirts of Dorchester, for the Duchy of Cornwall.

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will take their first tour of the town together, before officially unveiling new landmarks that commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

ZeroC has been working on Poundbury since 2001, and has constructed two of the key buildings on the new Queen Mother Square - which comprises a mix of both residential and commercial facilities - including the recently completed Strathmore House.

Poundbury's construction began in 1993, and is being built to exacting principles of architecture and urban planning endorsed by Prince Charles. The town has been designed to give people priority over motorists; with homes, shops and leisure facilities interspersed to form a walkable community.

One of the finest to be built

Kim Slowe, Managing Director of ZeroC said,

"Queen Mother Square is undoubtedly one of the finest to be built in Britain in a generation; the Queen's visit to Poundbury today is a fitting tribute to the work that has gone into delivering it. The entire team at ZeroC should be justifiably proud of the part they have played in contributing two of the principle buildings at the heart of Poundbury".

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