A Solid Foundation For Elburton Primary School Pupils

Over 60 pupils at Elburton Primary School visited Linden Homes’ Sherford development near Plymouth to gain an insight into the exciting project.

Teacher, Ros Light commented: “The year five children have gained a clear understanding on changes within our locality through this field trip to Sherford. All pupils had first-hand experience of meeting planners, builders and marketing personnel to learn about the different roles behind such a vast scheme.”

The nine and ten year olds spent time with Linden Homes’ production director, project manager and planning manager to discover what’s involved in creating a masterplan and how it will be delivered. As well as a tour of the site and the show home, the children learnt about the housebuilding process, health and safety, the diverse range of jobs available and sustainability.

Ros added: “Seeing the Linden homes at different stages was of great interest to the children and they loved trying their hand at bricklaying. The leisure centre and country park plans certainly caused great excitement too! It was an invaluable experience, so thank you to all at Linden Homes.”

Mike Crawford, production director, said: “We were delighted to welcome the children to site, they were incredibly enthusiastic to see the progress so far and asked some very insightful questions. Sherford is an amazing project and it was wonderful to share our experience with them; we hope we’ve inspired a few future planners and budding builders in the process!”

Created as part of a consortium, Sherford will see 5,500 classically designed homes built as part of an exciting new town. Nestled in the South Hams, with easy access to Plymouth, Sherford will incorporate high quality homes with a host of amenities, including a market square, schools, shops, a leisure centre, plus woodland and wildlife habitats.

Receiving recognition for its success, Sherford has just won the best large residential development of the year category at the South West Business Insider’s Residential Property Awards.

For more details visit the show home and marketing suite, open daily from 10am to 5pm, off Hercules Road, Sherford, Plymouth, PL9 8AR, call 01752 526561.

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Media can contact Emma Mackay on 077383 12960 or email emma.mackay@lindenhomes.co.uk for more information, images and interviews with Linden Homes.

14 February 2020

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