On Monday 19th October 2015, residential developer St George welcomed 20 young people to its Battersea Reach development in Wandsworth in support of an ongoing programme organised by the Construction Youth Trust.
This visit, held in partnership with Wandle Housing Association, forms part of a course run by the Construction Youth Trust to educate 16-18 year old students on the wide range of career opportunities available in the construction industry.
The students were welcomed to the site by members of the Construction Team at St George, Wandle Housing Association and John Rowan and Partners, before taking a tour of the construction site and onsite Sales and Marketing Suite.
As one of the largest construction sites in Wandsworth, a tour of the Battersea Reach development provides a comprehensive overview of the wide variety of jobs on offer within the construction sector and the day-to-day running of a complex site.
Michael Bryn-Jones, Group Managing Director, St George, commented:
"Battersea Reach is a long-standing success story for St George and we are delighted that the Construction Youth Trust and Wandle Housing Association have selected the development for this educational visit.
"As a 5.4 hectare mixed-use development, Battersea Reach enables these young people to see the complexities of a large-scale site first-hand and we hope that this visit has provided them with a greater understanding of their options when considering a career in the construction industry."
As part of the afternoon event, the future construction workers were given an introduction to the Meridian House and Nautical House phases at Battersea Reach. Construction of these two buildings commenced in March 2015 with a ceremony attended by Leader of Wandsworth Council, Councillor Ravi Govindia.
Battersea Reach is a residential-led riverside development in Wandsworth. When complete, the development will comprise over 1,300 homes and almost 110,000 sq ft of shops, offices and restaurants. Formerly the home of a gin distillery and an oil depot and warehouse, this waterfront location has been dramatically transformed by St George into a thriving mixed-use community with 7 acres of public space.