Pupils from St Nicholas CE Primary School donned hard hats and high-vis jackets, as they replaced their usual classroom lessons with a construction talk at nearby Tape Lane development in Hurst. Wokingham Borough Mayor, Cllr Bill Soane, was also present to enjoy a guided the tour of the Council’s 11 newly constructed social rent homes.
The school children were able to enjoy a sneak peek of the new council housing, ahead of the official opening next month. The approaching completion of the Tape Lane development marks a significant milestone achievement for Wokingham Borough Council, with the new homes demonstrating further building of good quality social housing, and the first traditional council housing of its kind in over a 20 years.
The Tape Lane development has been constructed by the council-owned development company Wokingham Housing (WHL) on behalf of the councils housing department. The 11 new houses consist of a mix of two and three bedroom houses as well as one four bedroom bungalow.
“I thoroughly enjoyed being on hand for the school children’s guided tour of our Tape Lane development. They were very inquisitive and asked lots of well-informed questions on construction, sustainability and the environment,” said Mayor of Wokingham Borough, Cllr Bill Soane.
“The council is committed to creating affordable and good quality, social housing across the borough. I look forward to returning for the official opening later this month.”