Northfield Village is a unique development that brings together a range of accommodation, community and care facilities on one site.

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03 October 14 A new generation of construction greats!

In July 20 Year 7 students from Sir Graham Balfour School visited Northfield Village and took in a tour of the development site.

After receiving a full safety briefing the students donned their compulsory safety clothing including hard hats, high vis. vests, glasses and gloves meaning they could really experience life in the construction industry.

The students were then able to walk around the very large, busy site and learn about the various stages of construction for each building. They also learnt about the roles of different trades and all about the equipment required to help a project of this size run smoothly.

It was an opportunity to understand the new housing concept and the facilities incorporated into its design and talk about our ageing population and the need for extra care.

Mrs Gannon, School and Community Liaison Officer at Sir Graham Balfour School, said; "As a school we always welcome opportunities which widen the learning of our students. Our visit to Northfield Village was extremely informative and interesting, showing children the importance of health and safety in the workplace and giving them a huge insight into the construction industry. I would like to thank Galliford Try for their kind invitation and especially Mr Patrick Mellis and his colleagues for the warm welcome we received”.

All of the students enjoyed the visit and left inspired to consider the many career opportunities the construction industry offers.

Click on the coloured blocks to explore the site

Affordable Housing
Affordable general needs housing
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Supported Housing
Saltbank Supported Housing
for people with learning disabilities
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Extra Care
Elmwood Extra care
80 apartments for over 55’s
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Community Hub
café, restaurant, bar, hairdressers,
shops & community rooms
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Dementia Care
Limewood dementia care
A specialised building supporting 59 people
with high levels of dementia as well as
those living in the community and their carers
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Health and Wellbeing Centre
Health centre, GP surgery & pharmacy
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Public Area

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