How lucky are we to have a real life construction site almost of top of our school? Well most of the time we don't feel quite so lucky! It can be busy, noisy, dusty and doesn't look very beautiful...yet!
We know Stroudley Walk has needed regeneration for many. many years. It was not a place we felt proud of: often we did not feel safe there so we are optimistic that the works will have such a benefit to our community.
We want to feel proud to live, study and work in Bow.
We have a good relationship with the contractors at McAleer & Rushe and are working together with them to ensure we can work side by side and care for each other during this building project. Working in harmony with others is so essential.
They invited staff to visit the building site one evening after work: we signed in and were taken upstairs into one of the offices and Leanne and Ben talked us through the plans. We asked questions about the project and were all excited to see green spaces and small parks and seated areas for residents. We heard about the development and saw images of what it will look like.
We got to go out onto a viewing platform and see the site working away.
We have been thinking about how we can work with our children in developing an understanding of our local environment. Over coming months we will be doing local walks, traffic surveys, litter picking and encouraging all of you to walk, cycle and scoot to school. There is too much traffic on our school road and sometimes pedestrians and drivers do not look our for each other. We need to be considerate and think of each other in our daily lives, finding little moments of joy as we get through each day.
We are looking forward to continue working alongside McAleer & Rushe as the project continues until November 2025.
"I really enjoyed our visit to Stroudley Walk Construction Site. I was born and brought up in the area so it was wonderful to see the redevelopment plan and share the news with friends and family. R=The drone shots and time lapse videos were brilliant. Cannot wait to see the final changes!"
"It was interesting to see the site because we got inside information about the facilities that will be here for local people."
"It was so interesting and enabled us to see the plans for the buildings going up next to our nursery. It was helpful to know what shops and facilities will be added for the locals."
"The visit was so informative about how our area is being developed. It was useful to see the facilities for residents and visually get a feel for how the area will look."
"Thank you for making us so welcome. We cannot believe how quickly the buildings are going up around us!"
Click here to see details of the development.
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