Tuesday, March 17, 2015

London Field Trip 2015: the Southbank and beyond...

The first year students on the BSc Construction Project Management and the BSc Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management went on a field trip to London on Friday 6 March 2015.

The trip forms the core of the first year integrative project module and is an active learning experience based around visits to a number of development sites in the Southwark area of London. George Blumberg had planned a walking tour for the students that took in the following sites: Bloomberg HQ, Queen Victoria Street and the Millennium Bridge where a new sewer system is being built under the river (Thames Tideway Tunnel), Tate Modern and the new extension, Sea Containers House, 240 Blackfriars, the South Bank Walk, Waterloo Station (due for redevelopment - and home to London's indoor skate park), Shell Centre (York Road), The Southbank Centre, Victoria Embankment, Blackfriars Bridge (with enough solar panels to provide half the energy needed to power the newly completed Blackfriars Station), ending up at Farringdon Station (one of the stations on the new Crossrail project). For more information about any of these sites, click on the blue links.

During the trip, students were asked to conduct a series of investigations which will lead into coursework later in the module. Thanks to George Blumberg (for the photos), here is the field trip in pictures...

Starting out - outside Bloomberg HQ

Bloomberg HQ

The Millennium Bridge

Looking over to the Tate Modern and the extension

View from the Millennium Bridge...

...and another

Outside the Tate Modern...

...and inside.

Looking over to St Paul's

The Southbank Centre

Waterloo Station - inside...


...and underneath (home to London's indoor skate park).

Blackfriars Bridge - note the solar panels on the roof.

Group shot.

Spotted on the way home. Cute animal shot by George Blumberg.

And finally: George's walking tour (in case you want to try it yourself).

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