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Norwich construction students explore ultra-low energy development during visit with builders

PUBLISHED: 07:54 19 April 2018 | UPDATED: 07:54 19 April 2018

City College Norwich students visit the Goldsmith Street development with RG Carter. Picture: RG Carter

City College Norwich students visit the Goldsmith Street development with RG Carter. Picture: RG Carter

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A local builder has welcomed Norwich students to a major housing development to learn about sustainable construction.

City College Norwich students visit the Goldsmith Street development with RG Carter. Picture: RG CarterCity College Norwich students visit the Goldsmith Street development with RG Carter. Picture: RG Carter

RG Carter invited the students from City College Norwich to Goldsmith Street, which is one of the UK’s largest Passivhaus - a sustainable housing initiative which results in ultra-low energy buildings - schemes in the country.

The students met Jack Richards, assistant project manager, who gave them an overview of the project before leading a behind the scenes tour.

Alistair Tasker, one of the students, said: “It was great to be on-site and to see how everything that we’ve been learning can be applied in practice. The visit has helped me to gain a better understanding of the modern techniques being used and will help me develop my career as a quantity surveyor.”

Geoff Hales, senior contracts manager at RG Carter, said students would benefit from seeing the “forward-thinking” project.

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