A housing association has named a new development in Bury St Edmunds ‘College Mews’ in recognition of its joint venture with West Suffolk College.
Havebury Housing Partnership is working with construction students at the college on the project to build three houses and four flats on a former garage site, in Mitchell Avenue.
The £900,000 project has been part funded by the Homes and Communities Agency.
Yasmin Jeffery, head of marketing and communications at the college, said: “Students will be proud to say they have contributed to the building of these homes and their efforts will be remembered with the name.”
This week, second year bricklaying students have been on the site putting their skills into practice under close supervision from professional bricklayers.
They are working on the ‘first fix’ stage of the home, which is when the bricks are laid. The skeletons of the timber-framed homes have already been constructed and the homes now have roofs.
Students from all of the college’s trade courses are involved in the project and will work alongside external contractors at every stage of the delivery, including members of the Havebury team, Infinity Architects, Cocksedge Building Contractors and Oxbury and Co.