A look behind the scenes at housebuilding scheme

A look behind the scenes at housebuilding scheme

We’ve been showing off one of our development sites to students and other interested members of the public.

Visitors have been touring our Southway site in Skerries Road, where GallifordTry is building 67 new homes for us.

First year students from Plymouth University toured the scheme last week.

The students were a mix of undergraduate construction managers, building surveyors and architectural engineers.

Plymouth University Lecturer Jim Carfrae said: “Site visits are an essential part of the learning process for our students. This is where they see how the theory of the design of houses can be compared to the actual practice, and experience the methods and decisions that are made at the sharp end of the construction process.

“The Southway site was clean and well organised. Our students were made very welcome by the GallifordTry team and they were given an informative tour of buildings at every stage of construction by the site manager, John.”

And on Friday, people who fancied a career in the construction industry or who just wanted to see what a building site is like had the chance.

They were there as part of the national Open Doors event, which offers people the opportunity to see ‘behind the scenes’ at live construction sites.

Open Doors aims to inspire young people to think about a career in construction but also lets local residents see the progress being made right on their doorstep.

The visitors viewed the partially-completed homes as well as GallifordTry’s Skills Academy.

At Southway – which is being marketed as Porsham Heights – there will be 42 homes available for affordable rent and 25 for shared ownership through SO Living. Work is due to finish there next spring.

For more information about a career in the construction industry, go to: http://opendoors.construction/.

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