Children from neighbouring primary school visit Holburne Park

Pupils from Bathwick St. Mary Church School, next door to Holburne Park, donned hard hats and high visibility jackets as they became the site’s youngest apprentice builders on site this week.

The Year 1 pupils have been learning about building as part of a recent school project and visited Holburne Park to learn more about how real buildings take shape and how a construction site works.

The children were given a guided tour by managers from building contractors BECT and invited to take part in a poster competition. The winning design will be displayed on site hoardings and health and safety boards at Holburne Park. Representatives from BECT will return to the school next term to present the winners with their final poster and prizes of book tokens.

Francis Firmstone, director of Hardrock Developments, the developers behind the scheme, said: “It is wonderful to see the children’s curiosity and enthusiasm. Showing them around the site at Holburne Park it is clear they really enjoy learning about architecture and construction and being able to see these carefully crafted buildings taking shape.”

Sarah Lozynskyj, year 1 class teacher at Bathwick St. Mary Church School said:
“The Children have had such a fantastic time visiting Holburne Park. They were so engaged seeing the building in process, meeting real construction workers and getting all of their questions answered. It has really bought our ‘Who built that?’ topic to life.”

Holburne Park is the much anticipated development of 200 classically-styled new homes taking shape in a hillside location off Warminster Road with far reaching views over the Charlcombe valley. Designed by the leading architect Robert Adam, who designed the Duchy of Cornwall’s acclaimed Poundbury in Dorset, the development will offer a range of two to five-bedroom homes creating a new community for Bath.

With lots of the first homes in phase one now occupied, the ground works, new roads, foundations and wall construction for phase two are all well underway. BECT Building Contractors, who were recently appointed as the lead construction contractor for phase two, are now in full swing constructing the new homes.

The facades on the new homes are made of locally sourced Bath stone and natural materials with bespoke detailing, ensuring the homes blend in with the classical architecture of the city. It will be a new community-focused neighbourhood for Bath, drawing on the history of the city to create homes that are modern classics.

Brand new house styles are on the market within phase two and potential homeowners can book an appointment to visit the development and view the four-bedroom show home to see what life could be like at Holburne Park.

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