Exotic build for students

Construction student teams that have made a mock cottage for Delamores to use as a backdrop with Sarah Curtis and Toni Clark from 'Delamores
Construction student teams that have made a mock cottage for Delamores to use as a backdrop with Sarah Curtis and Toni Clark from 'Delamores

A GROUP of construction students from the Wisbech campus of the College of West Anglia upped tools to create a mock Mediterranean villa for a Wisbech St Mary business.

Over the course of this year, the group took part in a very unique building project with local company Delamore. The project saw them construct a facade of a Mediterranean villa providing a dramatic back drop to some of Delamore’s trial plant displays.

“This experience has proved an excellent opportunity for our construction students to expand their experience and knowledge of the industry while working for a nationally recognised leading supplier of young plants,” said Alan Seeley, programme manager for construction.

“All the students involved have shown outstanding ability. They worked hard to erect this build within the time frame, showing off their talents and vocational skills acquired while at college.”

Delamore are a national company specialising in the production of quality young plants via mail order and cash and carry.

Sarah Curtis of Delamore said: “With help from the College of West Anglia, we have now created house front scenes to enhance images and provide the ever important ‘lifestyle’ atmosphere for photographs. The house fronts designed and constructed by the students are a fantastic addition to the trials garden and we thank all those involved for their efforts.

“This year sees the launch of Delamore’s Apprenticeship Programme in partnership with the college. There are great career opportunities available in horticulture and we encourage applications from motivated individuals who are interested in pursuing training and a career in the industry.”