Considerate Housebuilder Educates Pupils at Springfield Farm

09/12/2014 - General

As part of the project, Darren Pratt, Design and Technical Director and Vanessa MacNee, Sales Director, at Bloor Homes South Midlands conducted a question and answer session with year six pupils, looking at how the development was planned and consulted, as well as opportunities the new homes will create for the wider community.  The session was followed by an interactive presentation, looking at how the plans for Springfield Farm have come to fruition and what this means for the local area.

Following the talks the lucky pupils left the classroom behind and paid a visit to the development to see how the plans have translated into the homes now under construction.  The children were able to don Bloor Homes’ hard hats, whilst viewing construction on-site first hand as part of their tour by site manager, Gary Williams. The trip also included a tour around the newly completed showhomes on site, allowing the children to see the finished homes for themselves. 

Sue Khawaja, Assistant Headteacher at Five Acres School, commented: “The development is very close to the school so we were delighted when Bloor Homes agreed to work with us on a larger project around the new homes being developed at Springfield Farm.

“As a school we are very keen to build close links within the local community and experiences such as this certainly enable us to offer a broad curriculum as well as enhancing the children’s learning and practical experiences. We very much look forward to working with Bloor Homes on projects in the future.”

Delighted by the enthusiasm shown by pupils at the school and on-site, Design and Technical  Director Darren Pratt said: “It has been a pleasure to spend time with the children from Five Acres. Over the last few weeks we have met with the children several times to help inform their project on our Springfield Farm development, looking at how the new site will add to the village, and what opportunities the new homes will provide in terms of housing, employment and economic benefits. 

“Across the two sessions we delivered, the children showed an enormous amount of interest and solid knowledge of the opportunities and challenges new developments present. They were a credit to the school, and we definitely spotted a few budding site managers amongst them!”

The research sessions and site visit are examples of the latest in a series of activities undertaken by Bloor Homes in partnership with Five Acres school and the award winning developer is keen to see the relationship go from strength to strength during the lifecycle of the Springfield Farm development.

Sales director, Vanessa MacNee concludes: “At Bloor Homes we aspire to not only build homes which our customers can be proud to live in, but communities which support and engage links with local people and services. We see great value in the work which we are doing with Five Acres and look forward to many more joint initiatives to come.”

The development offers residents the best of both worlds, as in addition to scenic rural surroundings, it will benefit from three designated open play areas for, a sports common, community centre, allotments and even an orchard, whilst still being within close proximity to nearby towns.