Budding Brunels on Greenwich Peninsula

The first of three Budding Brunels projects to be run in partnership with global construction consultancy AECOM this academic year took place in Greenwich recently.  Students networked with a broad range of professional volunteers from AECOM and Wates; gaining an insight into roles as diverse as Energy Engineer, Urban Designer, Transaction Advisor and Site Manager.  What will be “The Waterman” residential tower on the Greenwich Peninsula regeneration set the scene for the live site visit on day one.

Day two saw the piloting of the new Budding Brunels course structure and supporting activities.  The team has been developing an enhanced curriculum that is designed to be more interactive and challenging for students.  Over the remainder of the year, we will be working with educators and representatives of industry including Balfour Beatty graduates and London South Bank University to ensure that the new curriculum is as engaging as possible and reflects construction as it is today.

We are looking forward to further Budding Brunels projects with AECOM scheduled to take place around England during the next academic year.

Find out more about Budding Brunels here.