Clegg Construction welcome Construction Management Students on site

Second year BSc (Hons) Construction Management students were recent visitors to Clegg Construction’s Norwich Union House redevelopment site in Nottingham’s Old Market Square.

Second year BSc (Hons) Construction Management students were recent visitors to Clegg Construction’s Norwich Union House redevelopment site in Nottingham’s Old Market Square.


The visit, undertaken as part of the course’s Construction Technology module, is one of a number of trips that give students the opportunity to apply the fundamental aspects of construction explored in their lectures, to real working sites. The Norwich Union House scheme, currently in its demolition phase and worth £3.3 million, is the conversion of an existing office block into student accommodation to provide 88 rooms in 8 separate apartments.


Students were tasked with identifying any potential site management issues and challenges on-site, developing an understanding of modern and traditional building technologies first hand, as part of a piece of coursework focused on the scheme. Attendees were given a tour of the site by the Site Manager, Rob King, and were able to pose questions and discuss various elements of the job directly.


BSc (Hons) Construction Management course leader, David Jones, spoke afterwards about the importance of building relationships with local contractors and the benefits of site visits for students, “We’re delighted to have developed a good working relationship between Clegg, and other local contractors, which make these kind of site visits possible. Our ties with Clegg will continue and will lead to further opportunities for students, such as guest lectures.”


“It’s important for students to be on site and see the different issues that site teams face, before they go on to work in similar conditions on their placements and in graduate positions. Being able to talk directly to industry professionals on live projects will benefit them in their studies.”


Clegg Construction’s Construction Director, Tim Walker, also commented, “As a Nottinghamshire-based business, we were happy to provide practical support to the University, which is just a short distance from our own offices. As an organisation, we want to give back to the communities we serve and are particularly passionate about supporting talented people who wish to pursue a career in construction."

Clegg Construction welcome Construction Management Students on site

Published on 17 January 2017
  • Category: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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