We have continued our collaboration with Hull College and engaged in various activities to support the college and its construction students and apprentices.
At the end of 2019 students and staff celebrated the grand opening of the new Centre for Construction Trade Apprenticeships at Preston Road, East Hull.
The centre was officially opened by BBC DIY SOS The Big Build project manager Mark Millar on and will act as a skills facility for construction apprentices, covering trades such as Carpentry and Joinery, Bricklaying, Maintenance Operations.
We were one of 12 business sponsors at the event and have continued to work in partnership with the college to provide materials, tools and advice.
We have also helped facilitate the delivery of the Hull and Barnsley Railway Carriage No 58 to the College’s School of Construction for an exciting restoration project.
Working closely with North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the Hull and Barnsley Railway Stock Fund, students have been restoring Carriage No 58, the sole surviving example of a passenger carriage of this type. Dubbed Project 58, and recognising the groundbreaking nature of the collaboration, support has been provided by the LNER Coach Association and North Yorkshire Moors Railway to enable the project to commence.
The Hull and Barnsley Railway Stock Fund purchase, maintain and restore examples of rolling carriages that once travelled on the Hull and Barnsley line. The carriage was originally built in Hull over 100 years ago and will be the first time it has returned since the Hull to Barnsley line was closed in the 1950’s.
Students will be working to make the carriage structurally sound, whilst also restoring specialist fittings and features.