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Redrow brings new meaning to 'Home Learning'

Warrington school pupils have been building on their construction industry knowledge thanks to housebuilder Redrow.

Design and technology students from Culcheth High were invited to Redrow’s Heritage Green development in Culcheth to find out more about careers within the construction trade and what the work entails.

Site manager Elliot Burns said: “It’s important to us that we work with the local community so I approached the school to see if they might be interested in a visit to learn about construction and see what we’ve achieved at Heritage Green. We’ve recently won a Pride in the Job Quality award from NHBC, our industry body, and we are really proud of the site so it’s great when we can show it off!

“We had two groups of 15 students from Year 8 visit on the day. We started with a walk through the constructed cul de sac and then we gave them a tour of the showhome and a look into an unfinished home. The visit ended with a brick laying demonstration which everyone enjoyed.”

Culcheth High’s design and technology teacher Jo Shaw added: “We are extremely grateful to all of the Redrow team who helped organise this educational and very interesting visit. Both the students and the staff thoroughly enjoyed themselves and everyone left Heritage Green extremely enthused about the construction trade.”

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Redrow has one of the best track records within the new homes industry for employing apprentices, graduates and other young trainees, with around 15% of its workforce undergoing some kind of formal training programme.

The homes the Culcheth students got to see up close at Heritage Green comprise a range of four and five bedroom styles. They hail from Redrow’s Heritage Collection which marries traditional Arts and Crafts style exteriors with high quality contemporary interiors filled with top brand fixtures and fittings. Current prices start from £519,995.

For more information about the homes Redrow is currently building in Culcheth visit www.redrow.co.uk/heritagegreen. Alternatively, if you want as good a view as the students, visit the development on Doeford Close, where a fully-furnished five bedroom showhome perfectly shows off the lifestyle on offer.

For details of how employment with Redrow could be ‘the making of you’ visit www.redrowcareers.co.uk.

Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, operating across England and Wales, with a strong emphasis on high quality family housing in prime locations. Its Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the WhatHouse? Awards 2014, the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year and five consecutive 5* awards in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey. Redrow also collected the award for best marketing initiative at the 2014 Housebuilder Awards and its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence.
Web: www.redrow.co.uk.