Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber

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Month: March 2017

Launch of Centre for Future Cities Event

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Wednesday 29th March 2017

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Leeds Beckett University, Lecture Theatre B, Rose Bowl, Portland Crescent, Leeds, LS1 3HB

This is a one-off chance to create a centre for sustainable education in two heritage mills based in 200 acres of green space in inner Leeds involving the universities, community and private sectors.

Help us build an urban education centre for the future With the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett and the Centre for Alternative Technology (Macynlleth).

The community driven Kirkstall Valley Development Trust is aiming to establish a Centre for Future Cities (CFC) in Abbey Mills, Kirkstall. CFC intends to be a genuine partnership space bringing together different sectors. It will focus on key areas of city life that need to be, and are being, transformed: transport, energy, food and nature, housing and work. It will do this by:

• Providing real world opportunities for research and learning from an early stage in development

• Co-creating and sharing knowledge and understanding between different groups – communities, enterprises, policy makers, researchers, learners

• Being an exemplar of sustainable good practice in urban scale developments

• Recognising challenges, evaluating and adapting

Tahira Hamid (Leeds Beckett Course Leader Architectural Technicians), Prof Paul Chatterton (Lilac Co-Housing, Prof of Urban Futures UoL, CFC Co-ordinator) Clair Bastin (UoL Sustainability Manager, Director KVDT) Chris Hill (Development Director, Kirkstall Valley Development Trust) will explain what we are trying to achieve and how University staff can be involved.

The Trust is currently undertaking a community share issue to raise development funds. Please support if you can.

If you are unable to make it but would like to be involved please contact Chris Hill or Paul Chatterton on 07968968862 or 0113 3436636.

Click here to book your place!

For more information please visit the Trust’s website.

Race Up the Hill for NHS Yorkshire Cancer Centre

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A 9.15 start at Pugney Watersports Park for a Run Up The Hill to Sandal Castle saw over a hundred runners enter the event.  Just over 5K, the short trial was quite demanding, with hills, fields and mud – plenty of mud to contend with. 98 athletes of all ages completed the challenge the youngest only 5 and the dignity of the oldest competitor will remain hidden, but needless to say the 50+ age group was one of the largest contingent of entries, with some of our senior runners in the front pack.  The trail was muddy, bumpy and lumpy, the sun was out, the weather very kind. Participation and smiles for all was the main aim of the event.

Race Up The Hill, is an event inspired by the late Ruth Gorse, a sports enthusiast and teacher from Leeds who always wanted people to have fun and participate in sport.  Ruth had breast cancer very young, but continued to run, play basketball, volleyball and take children’s teams to athletics and a whole manner of other events.  Although Ruth’s life was shortened, her time with us and those that engaged in sport with Ruth was rich with laughter, fun and enjoyment of sport, whether laughing at sporting blunders and trips or being the first to cross the line.  The Race Up The Hill (R.U.T.H.) events will aim to run at no cost or low costs – keeping the costs for participation low so all can get involved.  The inaugural run at Pugneys has raised over £600 for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre, which was amazing since we had a low entry fee and just asked for donations on the day.

The winners on the day were Brendon Wain, with a winning time of 19.22. First lady was Ruth Draisey (25.40),  first 40+ male Scott Kelly, first 40+ lady Michelle Tones,  first male 50+ Dave Hammond, 1st 50+ lady Elaine Kelly, 1st under 17 lady Imogen Morely, 1st under 17 male Stewart Lee.  Other results are available at RaceUpTheHill.com with other winners of younger categories included.

more pictures here RACEUPTHEHILL 2017 and  Results 12th March 2017 Pugneys Sandal Castle RaceUpTheHill

Best regards,

Chris Gorse

Factory 2050: “The Factory of the Future”

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Thursday 30th March 2017

 

AMRC Factory 2050, Sheffield – S9 1ZA

08:30 for registration, 09:00-10:30 

Refreshments provided!


Factory 2050 is a smart factory and arguably the world’s most advanced production facility.

Completed in late 2015 it is a joint venture between the University of Sheffield and Boeing and has been a catalyst for future investment within South Yorkshire’s buoyant advanced manufacturing district.

It is the UK’s first totally reconfigurable, digital factory for collaborative research and provides a world class environment for robotics and automation, integrated large volume metrology, digitally assisted assembly and manufacturing informatics.

 

It was also a game changer project for Interserve within Yorkshire, their first project for the University of Sheffield and their first advanced manufacturing project within the region.

The project has been a huge success; it was delivered safely, on time and within budget whilst overcoming a number of challenges associated with a circular building and a logistically complex site.

The excellence of the outcomes achieved along with the collaborative approach adopted, recognised by the project being crowned the National Constructing Excellence ‘Building Project of the Year’ in 2016.

Please join us on Thursday 30th March at Factory 2050, where the Interserve project team will present a case study on the project and provide a tour of the facility.

             


To get involved join us at

AMCR Factory 2050, Sheffield S9 1ZA

Thursday 30th March 2017 08:30-10:30

Click here to book your place for this not to be missed event!