Students studying regeneration visit Rochester Riverside

Countryside recently invited Year 12 Geography students from Strood Academy to Rochester Riverside to learn about regeneration and planning.

Strood Academy, in Rochester, was created in 2009 to raise aspirations and academic results through the expertise of its sponsors, combined with that of its experienced school leaders.

The group of eight A-Level students are currently studying regeneration and came to Rochester Riverside to see how Countryside is transforming Medway with the creation of a new landmark destination for the area.

The day began with a background session on the development delivered by Mark Ciano, a Senior Construction Manager at Countryside. The development will have 1,400 tenure-blind homes and will provide extensive community facilities, creating an exciting new riverside community for Medway.

After this, the group was given a health and safety talk, followed by a tour of the site, marketing suite and show homes.

Project Manager, Richard Norris, and Assistant Site Manager, Bradley Chappell, then provided the students with an overview of the build and outlined what it is like to work in construction.

Andy Fancy, Managing Director, Partnerships South (North and South), Countryside said: “Countryside collaborates with a number of organisations, including schools and colleges, to encourage young people into the construction industry. We also offer an outstanding apprenticeship programme for young people in Medway who would like to work in the sector. This is the first visit by a senior school to the site and the invitation will be extended to others as part of an ongoing programme at Rochester Riverside to support young people in Medway.”

Countryside is always looking for new ways to support the communities in which it operates, so we were thrilled to offer the Strood Academy students the chance to see regeneration in action. We wish them all the best in their studies!

Story posted: 15/03/2019

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