Site trip inspires student surveyors

Nick Gonella and Thomas Lowe
Nick Gonella and Thomas Lowe
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They’re in the third year of their degree and it was time to get their boots dirty.

Student quantity surveyors Nick Gonella, left, and Thomas Lowe landed work experience with Doncaster house builder Keepmoat - a key player in the Sheffield Housing Company which is set to build 2,300 homes in the city.

Nick said: “It has been a real eye opener. There are so many aspects to work which you simply cannot learn at university and although challenging, I feel I have benefited massively from the experience.”

Tom Fenton, SHC project director, said they had commissioned £5.5m worth of work and services from city region businesses - 30 per cent of the total spent on 118 homes built so far.