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Architecture students explore materials and technology at Mudchute Farm workshop sponsored by Södra Wood

Date: 01 March 2019

Undergraduate architecture students from The Cass recently took part in an offsite construction workshop using materials provided by sponsor Södra Wood

The construction workshop is an annual event for the School of Architecture, taking place in February each year. Second year Architecture BA (Hons) students travel offsite to Mudchute Park and Farm, where they learn more about working with natural construction materials as part of their Technology module. Last year the workshop was awarded a prestigious Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Award.

George Fereday, Senior Lecturer at The Cass, London Metropolitan University, said: “Thank you to Södra Wood for sponsoring our workshop this year, it is something the students really enjoy every year. It is a great way for the students to learn how to work with the materials and gain valuable skills needed for their future careers and it also allows them to fully immerse themselves in working with natural materials. We are pleased to know that our materials this year have come from a really sustainable timber source.”

Jeremy English, Sales Director at Södra Wood, commented: “We’re really pleased to be able to help with this workshop. Timber is something we are passionate about - it is fast becoming the construction material of choice, enabling quick, versatile, efficient and sustainable construction. It’s brilliant to see the future generation of architects working with wood and getting first-hand experience of the many benefits that it has to offer the construction environment.”