Local developer invites Swindon schoolchildren for educational site visit

By Jessica Durston - 4 May 2023

  • Mountford Manor Students at Oakfield development

    Mountford Manor Students at Oakfield development

Leading partnership developer Lovell, in partnership with Nationwide Building Society, hosted an educational site safety visit at the Oakfield development in Swindon.

  • Mountford Manor Students on site at Oakfield development

    Mountford Manor Students on site at Oakfield development

Students from Mountford Manor Primary School attended the session, which started with a talk delivered by Lovell Senior Site Manager, Michael Darcy, about site safety, as well as the history and future plans for the development.

The children were then given hard hats and hi-vis jackets, and watched as a parade of construction vehicles passed by and had their use on site explained. The session concluded with the children each laying a brick on a demo wall.

Kelly Hall, Assistant  Principal and year four teacher at Mountford Manor Primary School, said: “We are very grateful to Lovell and Nationwide for providing this site visit to the children. They had a wonderful time and learnt a lot about construction and safety.”

Joanne Williams, Oakfield Host and Property Services at Nationwide, added: “It was lovely to spend the morning with the children from Mountford Manor at our new build housing development Oakfield.  They were so enthusiastic and engaged with our builders, learning all about how our homes are built. 

“They were so excited to lay their own brick in the demo wall and watch the builders demonstrate the forklift used on site. The visit ended with a tour of the showhome and a look at the development model showing all the houses.”

Located in Swindon, Oakfield is a community development comprised of 239 homes, which reach EPC-A standard, being delivered by Lovell for Nationwide Building Society.

Gemma Clissett, regional partnerships director at Lovell, said: "We were delighted to host the children at Oakfield. At Lovell, we care deeply about giving back to the communities we operate in and offering educational opportunities such as this is a big part of that. We look forward to doing more community outreach going forward."

The development has a wide variety of homes available, from two to four-bedroom terraced houses to smaller apartments. Each home will be fitted with solar panels and powered by air source heat pumps, and Lovell says 30 per cent of the development has been allocated for affordable housing.

Members of the public can find out more about the development at https://oakfieldswindon.co.uk/.

Lovell is a leading provider of partnership housing, and has been building communities for over 50 years. Further information can be found at https://www.lovell.co.uk/.

Individuals can also like Lovell on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lovellhomes and follow Lovell on Instagram at @lovell_homes, and on LinkedIn @LovellPartnershipsLtd

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