14th July 2022

Pupils take time to learn about construction at ONE Station Hill

It was fantastic to welcome pupils to our live project at Station Hill in Reading as part of our continual community engagement.

Our team at ONE Station Hill in Reading welcomed two Year Six classes from the nearby Civitas Academy, to take part in a time capsule project. The time capsule will be buried next year under Station Hill’s new pocket park beside Reading Station.

Pupils at Station HillSir Robert McAlpine Project Director, Matt Shuter, gave both classes a guided tour of the site at Station Hill Phase 2, teaching them about the construction processes and the equipment used on the development.

The students were particularly interested in the large tower crane currently on site, and when the crane’s operator lowered the massive hook to demonstrate where the future capsule will be buried.

As part of the day’s events, the students had a fun time taking rubbings of the construction materials and surfaces from across the site. These will be used as inspiration for a series of artworks which will make up part of the time capsule’s contents when it is buried.

The visit was organised in partnership with Jelly, a local charity that promotes arts and culture in Reading by encouraging creativity in young people.

This was a free workshop made possible with the support of Lincoln MGT and Sir Robert McAlpine. The time capsule project forms an important part of Lincoln MGT’s long-term commitment to Reading, with the ambition being to offer an insight and education into the construction industry by engaging with local young people, providing a hands-on experience at this exciting development that sits at the heart of Reading town centre.

It was fantastic to welcome the students from Civitas Academy to the Station Hill development. Activities such as this make project delivery so much more fun, and it was great seeing the kids have such a great time, all while learning about the construction and being provided with the opportunity to ask lots of questions.

Lee Fearnhead Director of Construction, Lincoln Property Company

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