30 June 2014
Children at a Leamington Spa primary school enjoyed an insight into the construction industry by visiting one of housing sites.
Deeley Construction, the contractor at our Regal Park development, arranged for children from St Patrick’s Primary School, to visit and see a different perspective on their local environment, as well as highlighting the dangers of a construction site.
The site, which was previously home to a storage and distribution depot, will provide 72 attractive new homes for local people. These comprise 45 homes for rent and 27 homes to part-buy and part-rent through shared ownership, with the first homes ready in July 2014.
The new housing is part of a wider development by Deeley Group, which includes completed retail and trade stores.
The pupils learnt about the importance of land regeneration and the various ways which the environment can be improved and cared for, by using solar panels and recycling bricks and wood from the site.
A ‘Hunt the Hazard’ game engaged pupils in matching accident types with images on a health and safety board.
Edward Hudson from Deeley, who led the talk, said: “Construction plays a very important part in everyone’s daily lives and it was great to be able to highlight some of the positives, and also importantly the dangers of the industry, to a young audience.”
During the visit, Deeley made a contribution to the school which will help to pay for a visit as part of their topic ‘Our Local Environment’.
Theresa Mansfield, a teacher at St Patrick’s Primary school, said: “We really enjoyed our visit. We would also like to thank Deeley for the generous contribution to allow us to have more learning experiences outside the classroom.”
The shared ownership homes at Regal Park start from £47,500 for a 25% share, plus monthly rent.