Children visit last phase of regeneration

Visit to Unity Centre 056Just last week over 15 children from the People’s Project put on their hard hats and hi-visibility vests to visit the last phase of the Church End regeneration in Brent.

The kids craned their necks up as they stood awestruck at the pillars of scaffolding soon to be 161 one and two bedroom homes. They were intrigued at seeing the bare bones of their new neighbour’s homes. The long and hollow lift shaft got puzzled looks and the lack of actual rooms was something unexpected.

Site manager, Kate Chandler, expertly handled the questions from our little, and not so little, visitors. Site safety constantly crept onto the tour and if the children went home with one thing, it was that.

Building sites can look very new and exciting to children but are rife with hidden dangers. The visit helped satisfy their curiosity in a safe and secure environment while making sure they were aware of the risks.

The first homes of the last phase are due to be completed as early as next January. Church End is one of Brent’s priority areas in the borough and, since starting work in 2007, we have built over 500 mixed tenure homes, and revamped the buzzing Unity Centre.