Building ties with local school

Posted on August 11th, 2017

Carpino Place GIMP

Pupils at St Philips CE Primary School in Salford had a behind the scenes view of the construction process of Carpino Place last week when main contractor John Turner Construction Group delivered an assembly all about the development.

Project Manager from John Turner Construction, Matt Eastham spoke to the pupils about the 22 new homes being built just behind their school – the latest construction project in the Salford Central regeneration scheme. Matt’s talk formed part of the scheme’s commitment to community education and integration.

The Salford Central scheme is being delivered by English Cities Fund (ECf) – a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and the Homes & Communities Agency. Much of the scheme focuses on regenerating the land surrounding St Philips with Timekeepers Square, a previous John Turner Construction and ECf collaboration along with Vimto Gardens.

Hollie Reynolds, Senior Residential Sales and Marketing Manager for the North at Muse, said: ‘Community work and engagement is at the heart of the Salford Central regeneration scheme – we’re committed to supporting the neighbourhood and making sure the new developments are considered part of the local framework. That’s why things like school assemblies and talks are so important; we want the next generation to feel part of the area where they live.’

This latest school talk gave pupils an insight into the construction process, detailing everything from how much concrete was used for the foundations (2,500 tonnes) to how many bricks are needed (167,000). It also reiterated the importance of safety on a construction site – and never entering or playing on one.

Matt Eastham said: ‘It’s really great to be able to get in front of the pupils of St Philips, who can see the houses going up from their classroom windows. They were all very inquisitive about the houses and had lots of questions about everything from the types of digger we use to what they will look like when they’re finished. It’s very important to us that the local community is involved with the project and talks such as this are a vital part of making sure that happens.’

Situated off Oldfield Road, in Salford, Carpino Place boasts 22 luxury three and four bedroom townhouses, all with Help to Buy. The homes are equipped with stunning high quality fixtures and fittings, as well as having the convenience of a designated parking space within an internal courtyard at the development. Other features include private rear gardens, rooftop terraces and patio areas. The project will also incorporate the restoration of the historic cobbled Wroe Street and South William Street.

Carpino Place was named after Archbishop Francesco Carpino who, over 50 years ago, laid the foundation stone of The Stella Maris Seaman’s Mission accommodation and social club which was the original building on the developing site.