York College students get all creative for Park&Ride design

The sculpture made by students from York College and now in place at the Park&Ride site

The sculpture made by students from York College and now in place at the Park&Ride site

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STUDENTS from York College have designed and built a sculpture for one of the city's new Park&Ride sites.

The college's construction division has worked alongside main contractor Balfour Beatty to make the structure, a medieval stone window in a brick surround, for the nearby Askham Bar Park&Ride.

It represents the heritage of the city as the site is situated on the original Roman road in to York.

Following a visit to the college, Balfour Beatty project manager, Rob Lockwood was so impressed by the students work that he wanted to incorporate some of their work in the scheme.

Kevin Clancy, the college's head of construction said: “This complex project involved both stonemasonry and brickwork students.

"The skills demonstrated in the piece show an excellent quality of work produced by our construction students. It is fitting that with just a glance over the entrance piece, York College frames the whole setting and provides an excellent backdrop.”

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9:12am Thu 7 Aug 14

york_chap says...

It's nice to see something that's relevant to York, which also looks good and actually involved some real skill to make. Good choice I'd say.

I note the council seem to have had little/no involvement in this - thank goodness - otherwise it'd be 2 bits of metal welded together to look like a bike, and would've cost us taxpayers at least 6 figures.
It's nice to see something that's relevant to York, which also looks good and actually involved some real skill to make. Good choice I'd say. I note the council seem to have had little/no involvement in this - thank goodness - otherwise it'd be 2 bits of metal welded together to look like a bike, and would've cost us taxpayers at least 6 figures. york_chap
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10:43am Thu 7 Aug 14

Miles Davis says...

Thats a lovely looking design guys. Well done. I wonder what design we could use for a similar thing at the Poppleton P&R? My idea would be a train...they are always late and noisy too!!? Any other ideas readers?
Thats a lovely looking design guys. Well done. I wonder what design we could use for a similar thing at the Poppleton P&R? My idea would be a train...they are always late and noisy too!!? Any other ideas readers? Miles Davis
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