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School children mark ‘ground-breaking’ milestone as construction starts on Bewley’s new development in Calne

15 Mar 2024

Pupils from Fynamore Primary School in Calne took part in a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on Bewley’s new housing development in the attractive Wiltshire town.

Head Teacher of Fynamore Primary School, Mrs Jackie Zenonos, and year six school councillors, Liam Rothwell and Ella Goodman were joined by Bewley Homes’ Site Manager, Jim Bettles, to officially start construction at Alexandra Gate.

Bewley has chosen one of the late Queen Elizabeth II’s middle names for the development name, Alexandra Gate, to honour her life and service. The award-winning housebuilder will now deliver its high-quality Garden Village Collection consisting of 28 two, three, four and five bedroom homes. As part of the scheme, eight affordable homes for rent and shared ownership will be built.

The site, at Chilvester Hill, is within a short walk of the town centre, adjoins open countryside and has many attractive, listed, Cotswold stone buildings nearby.

Head Teacher of Fynamore Primary School, Mrs Jackie Zenonos, commented: “It was a lovely gesture for Bewley Homes to ask the school to be involved with the official start of construction of the new housing development in the town. The children really enjoyed the ground-breaking photoshoot and learned more about housebuilding. We look forward to coming back in the summer to see the show home when it opens.”

Jim Bettles, Site Manager at Bewley Homes, added: “We are very excited about the start of construction at our new site in Calne. It was lovely to share this moment with Liam and Ella and hear their genuine interest in housebuilding. We look forward to inviting them back when we launch the show home at the end of the summer.”

Stuart Locke, Sales Manager at Bewley Homes commented: “Alexandra Gate is in a fantastic position with amazing views and we are looking forward to launching our show home at the end of the summer.”

For more information go to www.bewley.co.uk