2016 - May 2016

Leeds Beckett University students visit Yeadon, Extra Care Housing in Leeds – 13/05/16

Leeds Beckett

Henry Boot Construction’s Yeadon site team and Project Planner Phil Lambourne met ten civil engineering students in April from Leeds Beckett University when they visited our Extra Care project to see what a construction site looks like and gain knowledge of the management process.  Students were escorted around the site and were delivered a presentation on the project.

The presentation covered site establishment, logistics, planning and BIM with 3D and 4D modelling along with a question and answer session to end their visit.

The 45 self-contained apartments will be the first council owned and managed, extra care scheme in the city.  The new scheme forms part of the council’s ambitious plans to provide accommodation to suit people’s needs for now and the future.

“The students were interested and engaged with all aspects of the project.  We had many challenging questions put to us after the presentation, which we hope the students can build on for their civil engineering careers.”

Phil Lambourne, Senior Planner, Henry Boot Construction

“Giving the opportunity to students to experience what a construction site looks and feels like is crucial to deepening their knowledge of the built environment, and this would not be possible without the kind support of industry partners.  We are grateful for the team at Yeadon for giving the students their time and expertise, and answering their questions about the project.”

Josie Rothera, Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering, Leeds Beckett University

For more information contact:

Steve Allen
Business Development Manager