There was a lot of construction work happening in May, see below for a selection of photos taken in and around some of the sites run by our Major Contracts division.
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With the UK General Election looming, Sharon Edwards (Political Reporter for the BBC) contacted Gelder Group to ask if we could help with filming a piece for the BBC. We arranged to meet Sharon and her film crew at our Lidl construction site in Gainsborough, where we were joined by some students from the Construction Career College in Gainsborough. The students had generously agreed to help out by saying a few lines to the camera — stating each political party’s policy with regards to housing and construction.
The filming was a success, despite the torrential rain and muddy construction site. The students performed admirably, although a couple of them did get cold feet when faced by the BBC film crew. Luckily, we had Alan Smith (Gelder Group Site Manager) close by and ready as a substitute. Ever the consummate professional, Alan agreed to stand-in at the last minute and had his lines recorded by the film crew.
Hopefully, the piece will be aired on the BBC soon. If you would like more information, please get in touch.
Working in partnership with Lincoln College, Gelder Group helped launch the UK’s first Construction Career College in Gainsborough. Since the launch, we have worked closely with the college in shaping the curriculum, including teaching an Architectural Design class. The latest collaboration project sees the students at the college doing field work at the Gelder Group’s £3.1m Lidl construction site in Gainsborough. Over the next few months, students will visit the site at different junctions of the build in order to see and learn about the different stages of the build process.
If you are interested in a career in construction, please see the Construction Career College website.