New £1.5m construction training facility
20 January 2016
A 30,000 sq ft state-of-the-art construction training centre and trade store has been opened.
The store, based on the Trident Park industrial estate in Normanton, represents a £1.5 million investment and will help WDH in its preparation to build 2,500 new homes over the coming years.
The centre includes a training suite to develop tradespeople of the future, specifically WDH's apprentices and local people looking to gain valuable work experience.
Kevin Dodd, WDH Chief Executive, said: “We plan to build more homes than ever before, so we need our people to highly skilled across a range of trades. The Store enables us to offer all our current and future apprentices a dedicated space to learn whilst ensuring our trades are up to date with the latest skills so we can continue to build and maintain our properties as efficiently as possible.”
Giles Ricks, Branch Manager for Wolseley UK, the building materials distributer managing the onsite trade store, said: “WDH creates confident communities and delivers housing services to people in need who wish to rent good quality and well managed accommodation. We offer supply chain solutions that makes life easy for WDH and helps save them time and money. It’s a pleasure to be part of such a valuable and worthwhile operation.”