Students recycle Town Hall materials
PUBLISHED: 12:30 14 October 2011
THE construction company Willmott Dixon, who will carry out the £9.7million revamp of Weston's Town Hall, has teamed up with students at Weston College.
The first project involved students, who are studying electrical installation at the Construction and Engineering Centre of Excellence (CECE), being given unwanted alarm systems, lighting units, switch panels and sensors from the Town Hall.
This partnership also aims to send less waste to landfills by 2012, as 98 per cent of unwanted materials from the Town Hall site, in Walliscote Grove Road, will be recycled by the students.
Willmott Dixon’s assistant building manager, Mark Wolverson, said: “The waste electrical materials donated to the students for practical work would have gone to landfill but are now helping others learn.”
Weston College executive director, Peggy Tovey, said: “This is a prestigious partnership for the college and we look forward to working closely with them.”