Students on the T-level in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction are making the most of this practical course, by gaining first-hand experience of an on-campus building project.
They have been liaising with the principal designers of the new Digital Skills Centre at Cirencester College. The £4.48m building which is to be funded by the Getting Building Fund through the GFirst LEP (Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership) and will be known as the Gloucestershire Applied Digital Skills Centre.
Architects David Wint and John Mooney from Roberts Limbrick are the principal designers of the new building, and have been working closely with the Construction students over the last few months. The group have enjoyed listening to talks on their work as architects and how the building has been designed with the client (the College).
The architects also watched the students’ case-study presentations and gave valuable feedback.
Student Joel Snowdon said: “I chose the Construction T-Level as my option as it is a good route to become an architect, as well as the work experience that would be involved.”
Construction T-level lecturer Chris Lythgoe said: “We are very grateful to David and John for taking the time to pass on their experience and knowledge and look forward to more talks, and seeing their drawings transformed into an amazing new building for our campus. The students tell me that this has been one of the best parts of the course so far.”
Construction students will be watching the progress of the new building very closely and are looking forward to construction beginning in the Spring of 2021. The Digital Skills Centre, planned to be completed in early 2022, will offer the skills, resources, equipment and skills needed in both the Cyber and Digital sectors and will provide the very latest equipment for the College’s new IT and Digital T-level courses.
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