Acton Gardens gives local schoolchildren an insight into construction
The second annual Acton Gardens construction event was held last week on site at Countryside and L&Q’s £600m regeneration of the South Acton Estate, giving local schoolchildren an introduction into the construction industry.
60 students from Twyford High School and West Thames College were given a unique insight into the construction industry, through a number of interactive workshops. The students had the opportunity to interact with experienced people from a variety of trades, including carpentry, brickwork, plumbing, engineering and architecture.
A number of Countryside’s supply chain partners participated in the event, giving the students a taster of key professions within the industry.
The students were also given a tour of Acton Gardens, giving them behind-the-scenes access to one of the largest regeneration schemes in west London, with more than 3,400 homes and community facilities being delivered across the 52-acre site.
Mike Woolliscroft, Managing Director, Partnerships South (West), Countryside, commented: “Following the success of the inaugural Acton Gardens construction event last year, we are proud to have built on this by hosting an even bigger event this year, opening up the opportunity to West Thames College as well as Twyford High School.
“It is vital that young people are made aware of the rewarding career opportunities available in the construction industry, whether that’s as a trade, architect or engineer, and at Countryside we’re proud to be spreading the word. The industry is always looking for talent and cultivating the next generation of professionals is part of our commitment to developing and creating futureproof communities. We’d also like to thank our supply chain partners for helping to inspire the next generation.”
Countryside was supported at the event by CTP Engineers, AQP Architects, Orchard Plumbing, Lee Marley Brickwork and TC Carpentry.