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Hammersmith pupils construct plans for the future

Hammersmith pupils construct plans for the future

Pupils from Sacred Heart High School in Hammersmith were recently given first-hand advice on how to carve out a career in the construction industry at an event organised by Morgan Sindall.

The company is currently constructing the £26 million Pure Hammersmith student accommodation development on Shepherd’s Bush Road for Pure Student Living, a joint venture between the Carlyle Group and Generation Estates.

The Year 10 girls from Sacred Heart High School were given an insight into potential roles within, and routes into, the construction industry from key women working on the project, including representatives from Morgan Sindall, project architect, Make Architects, engineering consultancy, MTT Ltd and structural engineer, HTS (Heyne Tillett Steel).

Together, the women were able to give the students a comprehensive overview of their roles and outlined potential routes into the sector, including appropriate subjects and further qualifications required to pursue a career in construction.
The girls also enjoyed a tour of the Pure Hammersmith project which will provide accommodation for 418 students and will create 23,000 sq ft of leisure space which will be used by the local community.

Kathy Bagster, business development manager at Morgan Sindall, said: “Construction is often perceived as a male dominated environment so it is vital that girls are inspired and encouraged to consider a range of different career opportunities which are open to them. We were delighted to spend time with these pupils to give them an insight into the industry and to provide them with first-hand experience of life on a construction site.”

Matthew Swift, head of Design and Technology at Sacred Heart High School, said: “Our partnership with Morgan Sindall has provided pupils with a great opportunity to learn how projects of this size progress from an architect’s computer model to a finished building. It was great for them to have the opportunity to visit a real construction project and to have the chance to learn more about possible future careers in this sector.”

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Caption, left to right: Sacred Heart High School Year 10 pupils Ciara Clancy, Caitlin Czerwinke, Klaudia Wrona, Anna Baigey, and Hannah Humphrey enjoyed a visit to the Pure Hammersmith student accommodation development on Shepherd’s Bush Road.

For more information about this news release please contact Ruth Cobban at Paver Smith on 0151 239 5000 or email Cobban@paversmith.co.uk