News - May 2018

In the spotlight: working at the University of Hull – 03/05/18

Front Elevation NorthJack Herring Visits Hull Sports DevelopmentStephen Foster & Tom Brady on site

Last year, work began on Phase 2 of the University of Hull’s sports development that will see a new 12 court sports hall built on campus and the refurbishment of the existing Grade II listed sports centre and squash courts.

The design and build scheme will become a valuable part of the University of Hull’s £16 million investment to provide world-class sports facilities on its campus, and this phase will be completed in two sections, the construction of a new 12 court sports hall and refurbishment of internal areas of the existing sports hall building.

Trainee Planner Tom Brady has been working at the development for the last 18 months, gaining valuable experiences to broaden his knowledge of the construction process, from pre-construction to delivery on site. Tom’s roles and responsibilities include design coordination, programming, creating weekly and monthly reports, alongside many other duties.

Tom has also been appointed Considerate Constructor Champion for the University of Hull project and he takes this position seriously, taking extra care in the site’s appearance, its effect on the local community, how the team can best protect the environment, ensure everyone’s safety and respect the values of the workforce.

Tom says, “Being appointed lead Considerate Constructor Champion for this project has increased my confidence and my understanding about working on a respectful and safe construction site. I look forward to continuing to support the team and ensuring the project is successfully delivered for the University.”

Tom’s hard work has recently been recognised at the Generation for Change (G4C) Awards, where he won Further Education Trainee of the Year.

Providing work experience opportunities

The site team at the University of Hull sports development are keen to engage with young people and provide opportunities for students to experience working on site.

Year 9 student Jack Herring from Tupton School in Chesterfield spent a day at the development. Jack spent the day shadowing the site team to understand more about what working on a live site is like and how work differs to his school life.

During his day, Jack spent time observing and understanding the different roles in construction, as well as looking for and identifying possible health and safety hazards on a construction site.

For more information, contact

Karen Fisher, Business Development Manager