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Lindley Moor Development Springs Into Action

Lindley Moor Warehouse and Office Development

The occupant of a 65,000sq ft. warehouse and office development taking shape at Lindley Moor has been revealed.

Industrial spring supplier Lesjöfors Springs will move into the premises which are being built on land fronting Lindley Moor Road, opposite the Wappy Springs pub.

It has been confirmed that more industrial units are set to be built on the site – now named Summit 24 Business Park.

Lesjöfors Springs will move from its current premises at Lowfields Business Park at Elland when the building is complete early next year – employing 25 people in total at Lindley Moor.

The warehouse and office is being built by Elland-based Marshall Construction as the first phase of the £15m Summit 24 scheme.

Robert Glynn, of Lesjöfors, said: “We are moving to Summit 24 because we need the extra space. The 65,000sq ft. unit is designed to our specification and perfect for our needs, plus there is potential to add a further 15,000sq ft. within the site should we need to.

“In addition, the business park is exceptionally well-located, close to the M62 and Yorkshire’s excellent motorway network. We’ve also got a dedicated entrance, providing privacy and security.”

JPG monitored the up-fill earthworks to ensure the correct measures of compaction and were also responsible for the structural design including the foundations which comprised of Insitu concrete pad bases with reinforced concrete ground beams and a ground bearing slab. JPG also completed the civils design work including the design and detailing of the onsite drainage including large below ground attenuation storage tanks.

For more information regarding further projects undertaken by JPG engineering consultants, why not take a look through the projects on the projects page of the website or you can contact a member of our team for further information.

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attracting young engineering talent

Attracting Our Future Engineers Today

How can we attract more young talent into construction? More specifically engineering to close the skills shortage gap?

The engineering sector need to constantly attract new talent and actively encourage more females into what has traditionally been a male-dominated environment. It’s vital that future engineers should be motivated and passionate at the earliest stage in their professional development.

Why work in engineering?

The engineering sector is regarded as a cornerstone of the UK’s economic progression. In the future, engineers will be charged with producing cutting-edge technology and building structures that will help the UK tackle any renewable energy issues. To achieve this, there needs to be as many people entering the industry as possible. Organisations must remove any existing preconceptions and make engineering an attractive career path for all young people, by taking actions to promote and encourage working in the industry.

How do we do this?

Generating Early Interest

Firstly, it’s vital to ensure that children and students of all ages, male and female, are informed about engineering. There are many different disciplines within the sector, offering different opportunities. Young students who are passionate about engineering and keen to enter the industry should have the opportunity to make informed educational decisions in order to realise their ambition.

The education sector and schools are improving increasing awareness in the sector, by using dynamic teaching methods to help bring science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) to life. Attracting girls to the industry is a huge priority as they are still scarce in the engineering profession despite the career opportunities it offers.

Earning and Learning

In the past, engineering companies tended to lack an on-campus presence at schools, colleges and universities which hasn’t helped graduate intake into the sector. However, in recent years the visibility in terms of career potential are now in front of young talent.

The cost of attending university deters many young people, so it’s crucial to make them aware of the existence of other routes to a successful and rewarding career. Apprenticeships and internships offer an opportunity to learn whilst earning a wage, and can become a huge step to further education later in life.

Changing Preconceptions

In the past engineering has been perceived as a male-oriented industry, and the lack of female engineers in the UK suggests that very little has changed. Given the diversity of roles within the sector, there is absolutely no justification for this.

Perhaps as an industry we need to effectively relay the message that a career in engineering offers a wealth of opportunities that actually take place in very modern and high-tech environments, as opposed to grubby ones.

Wealth of Opportunity

The scale of opportunity that engineering can provide for entry level students is superb. Engineering is an exciting career field to be involved in, and new opportunities are always available for qualified engineers. It is a flourishing and fast growing sector, not to mention engineering graduates earn some of the best salaries in the country.

Many engineering businesses have offices overseas, so there are also opportunities for graduates to travel abroad, especially to the MENA area which is where our international office is based.

It is therefore up to those currently involved in the engineering sector, to spread the word and improve the appreciation of a career which knows no bounds, and continue to do what we can for our future engineers.

For more information about the opportunities we have at JPG engineering consultants, please contact a member of our team on admin@jpggroup.co.uk