Students learn about construction at Ladybarn development

Date published: 13 June 2019

Bury College students had the opportunity to get to grips with the world of construction after being shown around the latest extra care development being built by energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE in Milnrow.

The Ladybarn development is being built on behalf of Houses for Homes and construction of the two buildings, which will hold six and 31 extra care apartments respectively, is well underway.

The most visible sign of the scale of the project is the erecting of the building’s timber frame and the installation of the structural insulated panels (SIPS).


Bury College students learn about construction at Ladybarn development, in Milnrow,


With work progressing on-site, the seven students from Bury College, who are studying construction-related subjects, got the opportunity to see how the projects they’re studying can be applied in the real world.

The students got a tour of the site, with ENGIE staff explaining the works being undertaken and the timelines behind the development, which is scheduled to be completed in January 2020.

In addition, the pupils had the opportunity to quiz Jim McVeigh from McVeigh Offsite, which is leading on the manufacturing of the SIPS panels and the timber frame, about the work his company is doing.

ENGIE Site Manager Peter Nield said: “It was great to show the next generation of engineers, builders and construction staff around the Ladybarn development and explain how everything they’re learning at college will directly impact their future careers. It’s important to see the real-world applications for everything they’re learning.”

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