Exeter Pupils Benefit From Developer's Community Foundation

Leading housebuilder, Linden Homes, has launched a new sustainability drive designed to support local communities and the environment.

The Linden Homes Foundation has been created by the company to ensure the wider benefits of its developments can be felt through the communities in which it works.

To mark the launch, the building team at converted Almshouses, Discovery Quarter, Exeter, invited neighbouring Juniors from St Davids Primary School, to spend a morning with site operatives and learn some site safety sign language.

The children and Classroom Teacher, Lucy Herring also inspected the last property available, Dinham House, at the historic site in Mount Dinham and saw some plant in action.

By offering assistance in three key areas: people and customers; environment and sustainability; and communities, Linden Homes is taking a national lead in pushing for sensitive and sustainable development that goes beyond traditional attitudes.

The Foundation will encourage its own employees, as well as, contractors and local people to get involved and underpin Linden Homes’ commitment to bring wider benefits to the places where it secures new housing.

For example, apprenticeships will be offered to local youngsters to leave a legacy of skills once the builders have left, old habitats reinvigorated to attract back wildlife, and organisations given a helping hand to grow and thrive.

Bill Cawse, Managing Director of Linden Homes South West, based at Newton Abbot said: “Among the greatest challenges we face as a business is to ensure our developments have wide reaching benefits which can be felt long after the homes we build have been sold. That’s why we’ve launched a formal commitment under the Linden Homes Foundation banner, which demonstrates our commitment to our own employees, local people, our customers and the environment.”

The Linden Homes Foundation projects will be publicised via the website www.lindenhomes.co.uk/thefoundation to demonstrate its progress around the country and show how central the philosophy is to Linden Homes.

Site Manager Pip Swan goes takes Juniors through the ABC of digger safety
Site Manager Pip Swan goes takes Juniors through the ABC of
digger safety

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For further information, contact Lyndsay Scanlan or Naomi Wellman at Remarkable Public Relations on 01962 893 893.

29 May 2012

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