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Glasgow University construction workers warm up before work

Construction workers on the University of Glasgow campus redevelopment have been limbering up before starting work with a calisthenics routine.

The daily sessions, which start at 7.45am each morning and last for ten minutes, have been so popular that even university staff with offices overlooking the site have taken the opportunity to join in.

The contractors, from Multiplex, are working on a new learning and teaching hub which will link to the existing Boyd Orr building on University Avenue. The project is part of the £700 million first phase of university’s West End campus redevelopment which centres on the former Western Infirmary site. The development includes six academic buildings and will create 2,500 jobs.

The voluntary exercise regime was introduced by Careys Civil Engineering, Multiplex’s supply-chain partner. Eamonn O’Donnell, head of delivery for Careys, said:, “We have run these morning exercises on a number of the sites we work on with varying success so it is fantastic to see the team in Glasgow getting involved.

“Not only is this a positive start to the working day, but it connects everyone on the project as they stand side by side each morning. It’s a great leveller and keeps everyone connected.” 

Watch the workers in action here:

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