Welcome back to our monthly review blog where we highlight the month’s events and triumph’s.
The month started with our new competition in Sheffield. In partnership with Homes for Students and supported by Photo North festival, we are bringing you a unique photography competition for students and avid photographers in Sheffield. Click here for more information and information on how you can enter. The deadline is 16th March.
February also saw funding being secured for another phase at Park Hill where more residents will be added to the growing community once building works have been completed. Alumno are very proud to be involved and this will hopefully bring the whole of Park Hill back to life.
The rest of February was all about Benedicts Gate in Norwich. Our third scheme in Norwich, following on from All Saints Green and our award winning Pablo Fanque House. The biggest news, however was our Topping Out Ceremony and the announcement of our poetry competition winner.
Alongside the National Centre of Writing, we were happy to announce the winner as Jenny Pagdin. Jenny’s poem will be on permanent display on the exterior of Benedicts Gate with a performance of the poem at the opening of the building in Autumn. We would also like to thank everyone that entered the competition.
Our Topping Out ceremony was hosted alongside HG Construction where stakeholders and guests were invited to the top level for light refreshments. Founder and Managing Director David Campbell spoke about the project along with Connor Rice from HG and Norwich Council Leader Alan Waters. It was a very positive and exciting day with a member of the Alumno team climbing the HG crane to capture the amazing views over Norwich.
Benedicts Gate was also lucky enough to be featured in some aerial photographs taken by Mike Page which were featured in the Norwich Evening News. Our other two schemes can also be seen; the photos show a bird’s eye view of Norwich and the on-going and completed developments within the many parts of the city. We ended the month with progress photos by John Fielding Aerial Photography from March 2019 to February 2020. The photos show the progression on site from ground zero to the top. We look forward to seeing it completed later in the year.
We are also happy to hear that the Norfolk & Norwich Festival have released this year’s festival programme for May.
2020 is shaping up to be a marvellous year. Look out for next month’s review where we are focusing on our new photography competition in Sheffield.
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