Artwork depicting what youngsters enjoy about living in Blacon is on display on the site fencing of a new Extra Care scheme being built by affordable homes provider, Wulvern.
The colourful artwork, created by pupils from Highfield Community Primary School as part of a competition run by Wulvern and construction partner Galliford Try, now takes pride of place on Blacon Point Road.
Pupils Star Hurley, age 10, and eight year-old Patrik Burlas, who were the overall winners of the competition, took part in a commemorative brick-laying ceremony and were amongst the first to see their designs on public display.
Built on the site of a former nursery school, the £7m development will provide 63 one and two bedroom self-contained Extra Care apartments for affordable rent, plus onsite care and communal facilities which will be open to the wider community. The scheme, which has received funding of £2.5 million from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), is due to complete early in 2015.
Wulvern’s marketing and partnerships business partner, Ceris Esplen commented: “The children’s eye-catching designs are fantastic. It’s great to celebrate the local community and why the children enjoy living there.”