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Posted on: February 5th 2015   •    Posted in: Community, Development

West Suffolk students putting theory into practice

The collaborative construction project between Havebury Housing Partnership and West Suffolk College is taking shape as the timber frame structure has been installed on site.

Over the last ten days, students from West Suffolk College have been visiting a number of suppliers to observe their manufacturing processes. They have also supervised the installation of the timber frames on their working site in Mitchell Avenue, Bury St Edmunds.

On a recent visit to Flight Timber, students were shown how the timber frames were produced and given a tour of the manufacturing plant in Earls Colne, Essex.

Arthur Vincent, Project Manager at Cocksedge said; “This is a very exciting stage for the students to be involved in as they have already seen how the timber frames are produced. To be supervising the installation process on site will be a great boost to their already growing confidence.

Suzanne Newman, Development Manager at Havebury added;

“We are very excited to be at this point of the development so early and looking forward to seeing the timber frame structure in place. This is an excellent opportunity for these students to see the development moving from a low level structure to an actual building.”

Gary Clark, Assistant Principal said, “ Thanks to Flight Timber, over 35 students were given the opportunity to see how materials are produced in a factory context and next week they can then see those same materials being used in a real life build project. It’s a fantastic learning experience for them to see this manufacturing process in full context.”


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