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Housebuilders explore Pudsey school’s eco-friendly building project

Housebuilders were recently invited to Pudsey to celebrate the launch of the Southroyd Primary School’s new eco-friendly building project – ‘The Cabin’. 

Representatives of Barratt and David Wilson Homes Yorkshire West visited Southroyd, where Jamie Jones-Buchanan and members of the Leeds Rhino rugby and netball teams cut the ribbon and officially declared ‘The Cabin’ open.

The commercial team were given a tour of ‘The Cabin’ by the school’s young ‘eco-monitors’ who explained the features of the building that included a living roof, recycled materials used for insulation, living walls and a heating panelled ceiling.

The building is constructed from 11 repurposed 40ft shipping containers, combining 90% of recycled materials – and will be used by the school and the wider community, with plans for The Cabin to be used as extra classroom space, a place for after school clubs and a hub for other community groups.

The invitation came after members of the commercial team spent a day helping to create and repair school allotment beds, with other members of the team repainting the school wall to make space for a new mural as part of the homebuilders’ ‘Donate a Day’ scheme. 

Anna Devine, business manager at Southroyd Primary School, said: “Thank you very much for taking part in this very special day; ‘The Cabin’ project as well as the makeover of our allotment is transformational for our school, allowing us to expand our curriculum offer for our children, as well as provide essential support for our local community.”

Lindsey Sills, commercial director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Yorkshire West, said: “The commercial team were delighted to be a part of the launch of The Cabin. It was great to see the performances and the tours from the eco-monitors were really helpful in explaining what this project will do for the school.”

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