Construction students tour The Glass Works redevelopment in Barnsley

Steve Green Project Director at Hentry Boot Construction Ltd.

Steve Green, Project Director at Hentry Boot Construction Ltd.

Budding architects, project managers and designers had the unique opportunity to take a tour of Barnsley’s multi-million-pound redevelopment scheme, The Glass Works. The project will see the heart of Barnsley town centre transformed with the creation of new leisure and retail facilities, and a flagship public square.

Henry Boot Construction, who are delivering the project for Barnsley Council, invited our Level 3 Construction in the Built Environment students to The Glass Works site in Barnsley town centre. The tour, which took place earlier this year before the pandemic, started with a presentation from Project Director Steve Green who provided some background information about the project and also discussed the career opportunities available within the UK construction industry.

Steve explained how The Glass Works project was developed and how Henry Boot Construction carried out the building work. He also shared designs, photos and drawings of the project and told students about the multiple construction job roles required to complete it.

This was followed by a tour of the live construction site, giving students a true insight into how a major construction project is carried out.
Ebrahim Loonat, Course Leader for Construction in the Built Environment, said: “Site visits like these are invaluable to our students because they get to see construction taking place in a live environment.”

Steve added: “We work hard to address the skills shortage in our industry by encouraging more people to experience real construction environments and learn about the variety of career paths available by speaking to key members of our site team. We are proud to partner with Barnsley College and provide these site visits to help students and bolster their understanding.”

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Photos were taken before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students tour the Glassworks site


Last updated: 20th July 2021