Last week our 2nd Year Construction and Project Management students visited the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre site at the Olympic Legacy Park supported by BAM Construction. 

The students will return monthly for six months, providing them with a unique opportunity to follow the progress of a live construction site. Students will see the foundations, superstructure, external cladding and much of the internal fit-out of the new building. They will also be reporting on site progress as well as getting involved in ‘mock’ site meetings, to reinforce and bring to life classroom learning. This venture, supported by BAM, will make the students ready for the job market and giving them tangible experience for their work placements at the end of the year.

The site visits are being organised in partnership with Tim Jones, principal lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities and Project Manager Ian Rainbow from BAM Construct UK.

The first of many site visits at the AWRC with BAM Construct UK, we had 27 level 5 CPM students and a fantastic and welcoming site team. Proud of our students and grateful for the professionalism and insight from everyone here. // Tim Jones – Principal Lecturer

BAM Construction are currently building both of Hallam’s new research centres in Attercliffe, the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre and National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering, they are committed to working in partnership with the University.

BAM Construction Project Manager, Ian Rainbow, said: “These construction projects present a fantastic learning opportunity. Students can get a huge amount of practical benefit from understanding how we work on a live construction site.  We hope to inspire them to be the construction managers of the future.”

The AWRC is set to become the most advanced research centre in the world for developing innovations that will improve population health and physical activity levels, the AWRC will form the centrepiece of the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.