Worcester students boost Broadway station
article by: Ian Crowder
posted on: 17 December 2011
updated on: 28 February 2012
The Broadway Area Group, which has set about the task of
rebuilding Broadway station on the site of the original, has come
to an imaginative arrangement with Worcester College Construction
Centre of Excellence, to provide practical building experience
The training project will continue every Wednesday for the
forseeable future (except during holdiays).
Bill Britton, chairman of the Broadway Area Group explained: "We
felt that second-year students would benefit from this practical
experience as well as giving them a sense of achievement in helping
to rebuild a railway station.
"They learn from the experience and we gain from their practical
"The students attended a safety course run by Health and Safety
officer Chris Stockman, be fore getting stuck in."
Bill says that the regular Broadway Area Group team, which
includes including experienced bricklayers, have been impressed
with their skills. "A good number of blocks and facing bricks
are being laid and it has helped to accellerate the construction of
the platform," he added.
"We are absolutely delighted to be helping students gain
practical experience in this way - it's is a great way for foging a
lasting relationship with the College, through their tutor, Martyn
"I'm sure that in years to come they will look at the finished
station with pride, knowing they played a part in making local
You can view regular progress from the Broadway Area Group's
website and blog spot, click the links below.