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

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

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

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 Car

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

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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