A group of Bath College students, from Somer Valley Campus, heard all about the developments at the Radco demolition site when visiting last week, thanks to Bath Demolition.

Matt Hinds from Bath Demolition welcomed the students to the site and gave a tour of what has been done so far. He also talked about some of the next steps in the process and what type of site it is.

He answered any questions the students had, and they enjoyed hearing about future plans for the site as well as having an opportunity to see all the work that has been done so far.

The students are taking Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 and Construction and Skills Level 1 courses, which includes a trio of trades- Carpentry, Painting and Decorating and Bricklaying.

Ebner Heatley, Business Development Consultant, Business and Technical Skills, at Bath College, said: “They very much enjoyed the tour and hearing about the future plans on the site and the work that has been done.

“After hearing about the plans for this site and seeing some of the work that has been done so far, they are looking forward to gaining potential work placements in the future.”

Bath College, Bath Demolition and Radstock Co-operative Society share the same vision in supporting and sharing training and developing opportunities for young people, which will be extremely beneficial for the students’ future careers in the Construction Industry.

This month, The Journal reported on the progress of the demolition, where Eleanor Jackson commented on plans for the site: “The Radstock Co-operative Society, of which I am a member, has twenty four stores stretching from Peasedown St John to Bridgewater. For historic reasons, these are administered from Radstock, and in addition to the shops there will be a modern head office, properly accessible. There will be twenty nine dwellings in this part of the development, eventually fifty four.

“At present the intention is to provide the ‘affordable or social housing’ by means of a co-operative housing scheme for present and former RADCO employees. ”

B&NES Council planning application for the Radco site can be viewed on our website.