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Redrow helps Little Sutton school create garden legacy

School children in Little Sutton are now able to enjoy a special new outdoor story-telling area thanks in part to a donation from housebuilder Redrow.

Pupils at Sutton Green Primary School now have somewhere sheltered to play, learn, relax and perform outdoors after the housebuilder stepped in and donated £1,000 when the school’s head teacher Ann Griffiths got in touch to say that they hadn’t been able to complete the project.

Mrs Griffiths said: “We had some money donated when our Little Greens Pre School ended and they had requested that their donation be put towards something at the school that would be used for years to come. We decided that we would create a special outdoor space for the children but we still needed some extra funds so, given that Redrow is building new homes so close to us, I approached them for help.

“Thanks to Redrow’s donation, we have now created a legacy that Little Greens would be proud of and many, many children will benefit from, so we’re really grateful to Redrow for their support.”

It was Paul Cromby, Redrow’s area construction manager who oversaw the project at the school. He added: “Redrow is keen to get involved in the communities in which we build and Sutton Green Primary School is right on the doorstep of our Ledsham Garden Village development.

“We were able to lend a helping hand thanks to the community fund we have set up which has seen a whole host of local causes benefiting. The outdoor space created will be a fabulous area for the children to enjoy, especially as we get closer to spring.”

The community fund is in addition to Redrow’s contribution, as part of the planning process, of over £13.3m to Little Sutton and the surrounding area which will go towards a new primary school, off-site school provision, new and improved bus routes, better playing fields / play facilities, and improvements to local shops and health facilities. There will also be a total of 500 affordable homes built.

In the first phase of Ledsham Garden Village there will be 170 properties, 43 of which will be affordable homes. Each home offers individual design touches, featuring generously proportioned bright, airy open plan living and contemporary interiors to create real character.

The flagship new development, set to cover 105 hectares to the north of Ledsham Road, will eventually become a sustainable new community of up to 2,000 homes.

Redrow is currently building in two neighbouring developments at Ledsham Garden Village; Oaklands and Sycamore Green. The five new show homes at Ledsham Garden Village are open seven days a week, between 10am and 5.30pm. For more information visit: www.redrow.co.uk/sycamore or www.redrow.co.uk/developments/oaklands-little-sutton or call 0151 345 8414.

Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1.4 billion turnover and building more than 4,700 homes in 2015/16 financial year.

Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:

• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.

• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture.

• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space.

Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2015 and 2014, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015 and the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: www.redrow.co.uk.