Barratt London's Redwood Park supports local school


Barratt London presents Redriff Primary School with £10,000 for a Year 5 trip.

Barratt London has continued to demonstrate their commitment to neighbours at its Redwood Park development in Rotherhithe by donating a cheque for £10,000 to Redriff Primary School, for the second consecutive year. The gift is part of an ongoing partnership between Barratt London and the school, which is adjacent to the new development, and will be used to fund a school trip for Year 5 pupils, going to the Arethusa Adventure Centre in Kent for a week of fun and challenging activities.

Ciaran Forrestal, Project Director at Barratt London’s Redwood Park said: “It is always pleasing to be able to give something positive back to the local community. Redriff Primary School is a very special neighbour and we have built a successful relationship with them over the years. We look forward to the next initiative to involve the children and staff in our work in the local area.”

Since building commenced at Redwood Park, Barratt London have worked closely with Redriff Primary School, including arranging for the children to visit the development to learn about the construction, and the importance of safety on site. Last year Barratt London presented the school with a cheque for £10,000 and a role-play divider for the nursery, in additional to displaying drawings by the pupils across the hoarding which surrounds the development.

Mickey Kelly, Headteacher at Redriff Primary School said: “We were very happy to receive this latest contribution from Barratt London, with whom we have fostered a strong partnership since work began on the development last year. This latest donation will go towards an outward bound trip for our year 5 children. We very much look forward to continuing working together with Barratt as the new homes develop. Barratt London have funded the landscaping of our present playground as well as the total refurbishment of the nursery play area, this has made a crucial contribution to our children’s learning. We are an outstanding school with superb results so giving the children extended learning opportunities is of crucial importance to us.”

The Redwood Park development is made up of 212 studio, one, two and three-bedroom homes. It is a surprisingly leafy Zone 2 location, next door to the Russia Dock Woodland and Stave Hill Ecological Park, both of which are recognised as hidden secrets of Rotherhithe. Purchasers benefit from excellent transport links to central London via the Jubilee line at Canada Water connecting to Waterloo in just seven minutes and Piccadilly Circus in 17 minutes. Furthermore Canary Wharf Pier is just a three-minute ferry from Hilton Docklands Nelson Dock Pier.  

Residents began moving into their new homes in June 2014 and the whole development is expected to be finished by December 2015. To find out more visit the development page: Redwood Park