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13th December 2018

Hull College and Bambu Scaffolding collaborate to install possibly the highest Christmas tree in Hull.

The Queens Gardens Hull College Christmas tree project has been a dynamic collaboration involving Level 1 and Level 2 Electrical Installation students and external scaffolding contractor Bambu, who have worked as a partner and sponsor to the project.

Bambu worked with The Directorate of Engineering, Construction and the Built Environment to install a scaffold structure to form the base and outline of the College Christmas tree.

The main tree is designed and made from scaffolding poles and measures 6.75 meters high by 4 meters wide at the base. The lighting on the tree is made from netting which has been prepared by the students and strung with 500 white LED lights suspended over the frame. The purple Hull College Group logo then sits at the peak of the tree, illuminated by 200 purple LED lights.

This project has provided students with an understanding of project management, with significant opportunities to express their design skills, all balanced with an understanding that real objectives, involving resource and programme management, were key to successful delivery of the project.

It has also provided an opportunity to work with Bambu in the New Year, to scope options for further curriculum development required to underpin the Engineering and Construction industries.

We also think this is the highest Christmas tree in the region to be installed on a building!

Michelle Swithenbank CEO said; “It’s hoped this beacon can shine a light on the festive season, and further shine on the fine high profile work out student are capable of delivering.”