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Cardiff children given insight into sustainability in the construction industry

02 November 2022

Children at a Cardiff primary school have been given a special insight into the construction industry and the sustainability initiatives taking place at a local development.

Year two pupils at St Philip Evans RC Primary School in Llanedeyrn were treated to a visit by Ed Williams, a land buyer at East Wales.

The children were given an overview of the construction process, and informed about the various sustainability initiatives being implemented on sites by us across Wales and the rest of the United Kingdom.

We have a commitment to deliver net zero carbon homes in use from 2030 and net zero operations from 2040, and Ed discussed renewable on-site amenities such as solar panels, air source heat pumps, and EV charging.

The children were then challenged to a practical task using a model housebuilding kit, designing and constructing model houses incorporating the various renewable energy sources.

The lesson finished with the children writing a letter to their headmaster on how they could make their school more sustainable.

Ed Williams, land buyer at East Wales, said:

“It was great to visit St Philip Evans RC Primary School and to give the children an insight into the work we are doing building homes for the future in sustainable communities.

“The children were all very engaged in the lessons and had some excellent questions, and built some fantastic model homes.

“We’re committed to engaging with local communities and to leave a positive legacy that delivers economic, social and environmental value where we build.”

East Wales are building a few miles away from the school at St Edeyrns Village in Old St Mellons, Cardiff.

St Edeyrns Village is a stunning new collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes.

The newest development offers a variety of house styles, ranging from The Apartments, The Alnwick – a stylish two-bedroom home – to The Chedworth; an attractive four-bedroom family home.

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