Located next to Develop Training’s York training centre in Huby, the artificial street consists of purpose-built houses, apartments, a café, and a confined spaces area. From here it will deliver training in emergency response to gas incidents, as well as excavation safety, cable avoidance, sewer jetting, and confined space entry.
The training company ran the public competition to name the £400,000 project from 12 January to 28 February, and has received over 150 entries. The name ‘Training Terrace’ was submitted by both Shaun Gavin and Lindsay Talks, who have now both won a share of £500 worth of Amazon gift vouchers and will be invited to the street’s official opening event on 24 May.
The judging panel who selected the name was made up of senior members of staff across the JTL Group – of which Develop Training is a member – who created a 10-name shortlist before finally deciding on the winning name. Training Terrace will be now used in all communications in connection with the street going forwards.
Sanjeev Gill at Develop Training, said: “Our recent ‘Name the Street’ competition was a really fun way of getting our community of trainers, employers, and candidates involved in a location that will become a cornerstone of Develop Training’s northern training offering. We think Training Terrace is a perfect name for the site, and does justice to the function it will provide. All of us here can’t wait for the upcoming re-opening of the York centre, and the unveiling of Training Terrace. It’s an exciting time to be a part of this company, and certainly an exciting time to train with us too.”