Construction site visit inspires builders of the future

Students from a Braunstone school had the opportunity to see a building site under construction thanks to a local housebuilder.

Davidsons Homes welcomed students from The Winstanley School to its Hereswode development, off Beggars Lane in New Lubbesthorpe, to help them kickstart their careers within the housing industry.
The visit, organised alongside Blaby District Council, is part of Davidsons Homes’ commitment to provide skills programmes, work placements, apprenticeships and work experience for local people.
The group of 14 Year 10 and 11 pupils were shown around the site by Davidsons Homes staff and given an insight into the job roles on offer there.

Stephanie King, Sales Director for Davidsons Homes, said: “We were so pleased to be able to invite students from The Winstanley School to visit our development and give them the chance to find out more about the opportunities available to them within the industry.

“It is extremely important for us to encourage the next generation of housebuilders and we hope to do this by working closely with local schools and holding site visits such as this one.”
Councillor Sheila Scott, portfolio holder for Planning, Housing Strategy, Economic and Community Development at Blaby District Council, said: “We are extremely grateful to Davidsons Homes for giving the young people this opportunity, and hope the visit will inspire them to follow construction careers in the next couple of years. Now that the young people at Winstanley School have established some links with Davidsons Homes it would be fantastic to grow this relationship.”

There is currently a range of four and five-bedroom homes available to buy at Hereswode including the showhomes – a four-bedroom detached Darlington and five-bedroom detached Newstead, with prices starting from £359,995.