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James Wild MP meets University of Southampton students as Constructionarium site at Bircham Newton reopens

North West Norfolk MP James Wild visited the newly Covid-secure Constructionarium site at Bircham Newton on Friday afternoon.

Mr Wild chatted to Constructionarium chief executive Julia Stevens as the site welcomed back students for the first time last week since being forced to close in March due to the pandemic.

A total of 60 students arrived from the University of Southampton last Sunday night and Mr Wild saw them complete their projects on Friday.

Constructionarium Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation providing a ‘hands-on’ construction experience for students and professionals in the built environment sector.

Since 2003, more than 13,000 people have attended the site to work in teams over six days to build a designed project.

Each project is a scaled down replica of an iconic structure from around the world which mirrors the challenges of life on site and enables students to apply the knowledge they have gained in a practical, safe and relevant environment.

The pictures were taken by photographer Ian Burt.

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