THIRTY architecture students from Nottingham University have visited Thurrock to study some of the borough’s most interesting sites.
They met with Thurrock Council’s Director of Planning David Bull, who is also temporarily in charge of the housing department too.
Mr Bull, who met the students and their professors, Alastair Russell and Stephen Cross, on Friday (2 October), said: “There are some very interesting developments in Thurrock.
“I met with the students at Seabrooke Rise where we saw the new flats which have been built to the highest modern standards – council housing at its best providing cheaper utilities bills for the tenants.
“We also visited the riverfront – Thurrock’s greatest asset – where the students could take in old fashioned public development (Seabrooke Rise and the high-rise) along with the new modern flats and the private sector developments to the west.
“Afterwards the Nottingham group visited East Tilbury to see the Bata Estate conservation area, the old Bata factory site and the way the village as a whole is land-locked by the railway.
“I’m sure potential solutions to that problem will make their study periods very interesting over the next few weeks as the use Thurrock as an example in their coursework assignments.”
The second and third year students went on a tour of the borough which aklso included the High House Production Park in Purfleet.