2017 - January 2017

Hawtonville & Balderton Children’s Centre visits Newark Extra Care Bowbridge Road site 16/01/17

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Henry Boot Construction recently invited Hawtonville & Balderton Children's Centre to visit the Newark Extra Care site as part of a school trip.

Five children aged 3-5 years along with parents and teachers, were greeted at the site by Sam Neal, Assistant Planner for Henry Boot Construction.

The Children's Centre Services that run throughout Hawtonville and Balderton work in partnership with the Newark Family of Schools. They help support parents and carers to give quality play experiences which help with the learning needs of each individual child.

The trip was an opportunity for both the children and adults of Hawtonville & Balderton Children's Centre to learn more about the project. The children enjoyed colouring in some drawings and Sam, along with Project Manager Adam Houlston, discussed what was happening on site with the parents and teachers as well as providing information on what the development will offer the local community.

Henry Boot Construction are working with Newark and Sherwood Homes, Newark and Sherwood District Council and Nottinghamshire City Council to construct a housing development which will provide high quality affordable housing for older people in Newark.

The project consists of the design and construction of 60 purpose-built units over three levels, including a number of extra care apartments. Facilities also include communal and break-out areas, rooms designated for activities, a sensory garden and commercial kitchen.

"During the group 'outdoor explorers', the children enjoyed watching the vehicles on the construction site opposite Hawtonville Children's Centre, especially the crane. A representative from Henry Boot Construction then invited a group of children and their parents over to the site. The children enjoyed sitting in the offices, colouring in the building drawings, and climbing the stairs to a higher office to view the crane from the window. Thank you for inviting us, the children had a lovely time, and the parents and Children's Centre team learned a lot about the development too!"

Amy Ellison, Early Years Practitioner at Hawtonville & Balderton Children's Centre

The project is due for completion in winter 2017.

For more information, contact:

Karen Fisher, Business Development Manager