At regular meetings with the clients, NMCN were able to demonstrate how they were providing the best value for money in their methods. Alternative designs for pedestrian crossings, for example, were suggested to improve durability by using flexible surfacing.
These regular meetings were also an opportunity to ensure clients were up to date with the progress of the project and make arrangements to prevent disruption to campus activity and reduce problems with public safety.
Employment opportunities for the community
NMCN were able to offer five work experience placements, four employment opportunities, and one apprenticeship through the project. Providing employment and skills opportunities is a key part of every YORhub project, as exemplified here by NMCN
A welcoming, modern public environment
The public and university communities were the focus of this project from the start, and the resulting environment demonstrates it well.
The repaved public realm areas not only provide high quality travel routes, but the installation of public art and street furniture reflect that this project enables better physical and cultural links with the wider Sheffield community.