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Investing in the future of the construction industry

Having purchased land in Walkden on the site of existing Salford City College sports hall and teaching buildings, the Lane End Group are giving back to local construction students offering invaluable industry experience.

As part of their commitment through New Beginnings, a social enterprise formulated by the Lane End Group to give back to the communities in which they build, students studying on Entry Level and HNC Construction courses at Salford City College have been given real-life experience of a construction project from start to finish.

Trevor Hough, construction director at Lane End facilitated a classroom-based session, setting coursework based on the live Edge Fold Road site in Walkden, Manchester where 26 new residential dwellings are being build.  Students have been given the opportunity to visit the site at key points in the construction process.

The students will be given tasks associated with the management of the site, the first being to prepare traffic management plans and temporary accommodation layouts for the site.

These tasks will ensure the need to consider health and safety requirements, site constraints and other logistical issues. The live site visits will give students an opportunity to work with and learn from Site Managers to understand how taught theoretical principles are applied in practice.

“It’s great to be able to give young people the opportunity to see first-hand how a major construction site is run,” said Hough. “We’re delighted with the feedback so far from both students and course leaders and hope to continue to involve and inspire as many students as possible in all areas of construction from site management and engineering to plastering and bricklaying.”

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