Durham students runners-up in hoarding competition and gain “live” project experience

Gentoo Tolent has been awarded another prize for its involvement in the CCS Hoarding Competition with this year’s submission providing local students from New College Durham with real-life project experience.

New College Durham was selected due to its close proximity to the site; 125 new build properties at a rural site in Co Durham by Chapter Homes.

Students were actively engaged in every step of the process and given ownership of the design, manufacture and construction which prepared participants for the future world of work, providing them with real knowledge and skills which will be put to practice when they join the supply chain.

Our strong relationship with New College Durham, through Ivor Goodsite, will have a great impact on this project and the wider community with future planned activities set to deliver £558,909 of social value through apprenticeships, work experience & college-based activities.

The brief combined our objectives of this year’s hoarding competition, whilst adhering to the CCS’s ethos – “a means through which the industry could engage with a young audience, assisting with their community engagement events…”

In total, 20 design students took part in the project working individually and in teams to create twelve designs that were submitted for consideration to ourselves and representatives from Chapter Homes.

‘Durham: Old New’ by Conor McCourt was selected as it was felt it best interpreted the brief and translated into a fully-scalable version on-site depicting Durham of old, represented by Durham Cathedral and old stone built buildings and the new which is symbolised through crane metalwork and modern architecture.

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Entry submitted by Gentoo Tolent

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