Students at Durham Community Business College have been learning about engineering and construction as their new college building takes shape.

BAM Construction is building the new two-storey creative teaching and dining block at the college, which is part of the Durham Federation. 
The students accompanied the team from BAM on a visit to the Eco-Modular factory, where their college building is being constructed offsite. Here they were able to help to assemble their new building.  They then went to the site as the project broke ground, to see it being prepared for the arrival of their new building modules.

BAM Site Manager, Mark Laidlaw, said: “This modular construction project presents a great learning opportunity. Students can get a huge amount of practical benefit from understanding how we work, and also a great sense of excitement. With this insight, we hope to inspire them to be engineers or surveyors of the future.”
Durham Federation School Business Manager, Debbie White, said: “It has been fantastic for the students to be involved in the construction what will be an amazing new learning environment. The students are excited about their new building, and have been inspired learning about careers in construction.”
The new building will be completed in October 2018.  The project is part of the Government’s Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) North East Priority School Building programme which BAM Construction is delivering, with a combined value of £67 million.