18 students from the university’s BSC Quantity Surveying and Construction Management courses spent a morning at a new Radleigh development.
They were there to take a look at the progress of the building process, see the types of foundations used and practical examples of the health and safety measures that are put in place on a building site.
Tom Finnegan, joint managing director at Radleigh Homes, said: “Here at Radleigh we’re always keen to support the development of the construction talent of the future – so we were delighted when the University of Derby asked us if a group of their first year students could see the work being carried out at Oaklands Park.
“We’ve a very good relationship with the university and a number of our employees studied there, so it’s good to give something back when we can. We hope the students found the visit helpful as they prepare to embark on the second term of their degree course in the new year.”