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HND Construction students visit major residential development

20th January 2020 – Tags: Construction, Degrees and Higher Education

Students on the HND Construction and the Built Environment have been given a behind the scenes look at a major residential development in Norwich, at Carrow Quarter, thanks to a site visit hosted by contractor R G Carter.

A total of 323 residential apartments are being constructed on the site for Broadland Housing Association.

The £48 million development, which commenced in May 2018, is being carried out in four phases. The residential units will include a mix of private and social housing. 

Site manager Simon Gould talked the students through key features of the development and its progress to date.

The students were given an insight into the key design features, from the use of light gauge steel frame and reinforced concrete frame, to the considerations in constructing an underground car park, the central energy centre with gas boilers serving all units, and plans for a combined heat and power plant (CHP).

Anna Hare, lecturer and course leader for the HND in Construction, said:

Theory learnt in the classroom is brought to life with site visits and the opportunity to view real projects under construction. Students really benefit from the links the college maintains with local industry.”