News story published on 17 April 2014
Children from Watergall Primary School had a school outing with a difference when they visited a local building site.
In preparation for next term’s school topic on ‘building’, the four to six year olds were treated to a special on-site question and answer session with local builders, Lindum Group, who are building the new homes in Watergall, Bretton for local housing association, Cross Keys Homes.
Over 45 reception children attended the site in small supervised groups with each group receiving a guided tour learning about how houses are constructed and the safety issues involved on site.
Bob Lewis, Lindum’s Site Manager, said: “It was great to welcome all the children to site and show them around.
“They were all very keen to learn more about building in readiness for their school topic after the Easter Holidays and a couple of them were that enthused they even mentioned that they’d like to become builders when they grow up.”
Cross Keys Homes’ head of development, Ian Richardson, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Lindum Group and are hugely grateful for the grant support we have received from the Homes and Communities Agency which has enabled us to develop these properties at Watergall.
“It is great to see so many people taking an interest in what is happening here.
These six new homes will each be built for affordable rent and will help local people who cannot afford to buy on the open market.”
The development by Lindum Group includes the construction of two two-bedroom homes and four three-bedroom homes.
Each property also benefits from high levels of thermal insulation, high efficiency boilers and Secure By Design certification all of which has enabled these homes to meet level three of the ‘Code for Sustainable Homes’.