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Construction students get an insight into local architecture

Construction and the Built Environment students at the Charles Street building.

Construction and the Built Environment students at the Charles Street building.

Our Construction and the Built Environment students have been building their knowledge on local architecture and recently took a trip to Sheffield to visit the Crucible Theatre and Sheffield Hallam University.

The trip started with a visit to the Crucible Theatre where they had the opportunity to see how the theatre prepares for large theatrical productions and events such as the World Snooker. Students found out about the processes involved in setting up the stage, arranging seating for different performances, building the stage and lowering the floor.

The second part of the trip took place at Sheffield Hallam University where students had the chance to talk to lecturers and find out more about the higher level construction courses available at the University.

This was then followed by a presentation from Bond Bryan Architects, the company that designed the Charles Street building, a Sheffield Hallam University campus that was built in 2015. The presentation gave students an insight into the design, planning and build of the Charles Street building including the historical research that was undertaken to reflect the heritage of the local area throughout the building.

Students then took a tour of the Charles Street building, which used to be an old cutlery factory, where they had the chance to see some of the historical references including the Toast Rack Bridge which makes reference to the building’s industrial past.

Ebrahim Loonat, Course Leader for Construction and the Built Environment at the College, said: “This was a great opportunity for students to find out more about different buildings in the local area. The trip gave them a great insight into the processes involved in designing and planning a new build.”


Last updated: 26th March 2020

Originally posted on: 26th March 2020

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