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Students’ designs are the business

26 April 2002 @TeessideUni

 

A trio of University of Teesside Design students will receive certificates and cheques on Friday 26 April at 12.30pm from Redcar MP Vera Baird, acknowledging their designs for Redcar Business Centre.

David Johnson, Alison Hornby and Alan Whitcher are final year students on the University’s BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design degree. All final year students were invited to submit designs by Railtrack and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council for a re-designed Redcar Business Centre. The trio was judged best of the field by Chris Dickinson, Chair of the Redcar and Cleveland Development Agency and Manager of Operations for Railtrack, and Councillor George Dunning, Vice-Chair of the Redcar and Cleveland Development Agency.

Railtrack and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, who are co-owners of Redcar Business Centre, may follow up the designs.

Richard Sober, Programme Leader for Interior Architecture and Design at the University of Teesside, said: “This was a great opportunity for our students to engage in a real building project and present their work to the Board of Directors. They came up with some very exciting ideas and we were impressed by their professionalism, which should stand them in good stead for their future careers.”

Chris Dickinson, Chair of the Redcar and Cleveland Development Agency and Manager of Operations for Railtrack, added: “The standard of work is of the highest calibre and this is a tremendous reflection on the students and the University. The time and effort that the students have devoted to this project have produced some innovative and yet practical ideas to develop the central area of the business centre.”