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St Neots mayor kicks-off new home construction with kids’ treasure hunt challenge

The next phase of work to build new family homes is underway at Wintringham in St Neots, with Durkan, one of London and the South-East’s leading independent development and construction companies, starting construction at the site and inviting local children to spend the morning as VIPs on site.

To mark the milestone, Durkan organised an exciting treasure hunt challenge with St Neots town Mayor Stephen Ferguson.  Partnering with Round House Pre-school and in keeping with the breaking ground theme, the challenge saw local children digging for buried toys at a specially created area at Durkan’s site.  The children were also treated to a fun display by Durkan’s groundworkers, demonstrating how they’re able to help transform sites with diggers and machinery.

Bill Beyzade, Managing Director of Housebuilding at Durkan, said: “We’re always keen to mark our key milestones with fun events.  Starting our first development in St Neots is a real achievement and it was great to get the children involved to celebrate it with us.”

“We’re so pleased the treasure hunt was a success and that the children enjoyed it.  We’d like to thank Mayor Ferguson and the Round House Pre-school team for helping us put together a really fun morning.  Hopefully we’ve inspired some of the children to eventually follow a career in construction!

Durkan is developing 293 new homes at Wintringham, a site that’s seeing the strategic expansion of St Neots by master developer Urban&Civic. Durkan is creating two, three and four-bedroom family homes, and one and two-bedroom apartments. The new homes will be within easy walking distance of the primary school and planned District Centre, tree lined streets and a landscaped central square for residents to meet and enjoy some quiet time in a tranquil setting.                                                                                    

Bill added: “At Durkan we have a reputation for excellent quality and our homes in St Neots will be no different.  We’ve carefully developed the designs for our homes so they’re in keeping with the strict design codes for Wintringham.  That means our homes will integrate well and help create a new thriving community whilst reflecting and enhancing the local environment as well.  We are fortunate to be adjacent to the newly constructed school and within a short distance to the train station, surrounding countryside and all the amenities a thriving town like St Neots offers.”

Rebecca Britton  at Urban&Civic, said: “Durkan starting onsite marks a significant milestone in the development of Wintringham.  Importantly, its well-designed homes will complete not only the frontage to Wintringham coming forward along Cambridge Road, but also be an important neighbour – along with the fantastic school building – to the main community space in the District Centre which we will be bringing forward in the next two years.  We look forward to working with Durkan and seeing more people make their home at Wintringham.”

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