Bilston pupils were given the inside scoop on the workings of a live housing development by Countryside, the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer, specialising in place making and regeneration, with a visit to its Stonefield Edge development at Bilston Urban Village.
Countryside welcomed more than 30 pupils, from Loxdale Primary School, for a tour of its Coseley Road housing development, providing the students with a closer look at the homes currently under construction, as well as the safety procedures in place.
During their visit, the pupils engaged in a Q&A session with Countryside’s construction team, before enjoying an interactive tour of the site, via designated paths. The tour aimed to teach the children how to identify hazards, whilst providing crucial information on staying safe around construction sites.
Adam Daniels, Regional Operations Director, Partnerships West Midlands, Countryside, commented: “We’re pleased to have welcomed Loxdale Primary School to our Stonefield Edge development. We always strive to be good neighbours and the safety of the local community is a key priority throughout the duration of our time on site. So, this was a great opportunity for us to teach the children about not only the in-depth safety procedures that Countryside follows, but also how they can stay safe when living near a live construction site.”
Patricia Scott, Headteacher at Loxdale Primary School, commented: “The visit to Stonefield Edge was a brilliant experience for all our pupils. Not only did it provide them with important information about staying safe around building sites, but they also got an exciting inside look into how a building site works. Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed the trip and we’re confident that they came away with valuable safety knowledge.”
Stonefield Edge forms parts of the wider multi-million pound regeneration initiative for the area, which will bring a variety of residential, retail and leisure facilities into the community. The three and four bedroom homes are available to reserve from £219,995 through a number of home buying initiatives, such as the Help to Buy scheme.
For more information about the new homes at Stonefield Edge go to www.stonefieldedge.co.uk or visit the sales office at Stonefield Edge, Coseley Road, Bilston WV14 0RT.