Annington recently welcomed students from Preshute C of E Primary School to its new Devizes Marlborough development to learn about its sustainable building practices.

The Year 6 pupils had the opportunity to hear from members of the site team and Annington Project Manager Scott Page about the homes designed with energy-efficiency and smarter living in mind, ahead of the class starting their own sustainability topic in school.

During their visit the pupils also joined in with the ongoing work on site to get a feel for the sustainable construction methods used for the EPC A rated homes. The five four-bedroom homes feature smart green technology including Mixergy Smart Cylinder tanks, which are 20% more efficient than conventional hot water tanks, air source heat pumps and built-in energy efficient appliances. The homes at Marlborough Close also feature 14 PV panels per house, brand new double-glazed windows, insulated front doors, EV charging points and built-in energy efficient appliances.

Stacy Whitehead, Marketing Manager at Annington, commented: “We thoroughly enjoyed hosting the students from Preshute Primary School at our Devizes development.

“It’s great to share our focus on sustainability at Devizes Marlborough with others, and it was wonderful to have local children visit to learn more about such an interesting and important topic. We hope the pupils learned a lot from their visit, and might even consider a career in sustainable construction in the future!”

Laura Jenkins, class teacher from Preshute C of E Primary School, said: “Thank you to Annington for having us out to the development for such an insightful trip. As the students are learning about the importance of sustainability in school, and the steps they can take in their own lives to help the environment, it was invaluable to get to see for ourselves a development committed to green building practices.”

To wrap up their visit, the pupils were gifted reusable recycled water bottles which help to save 7,800 plastic items per year if used just three times a week instead of single-use bottles.

Once complete, the Marlborough Close development will offer five four-bedroom homes with close proximity to the historic market town of Devizes, described as the West Country’s “best kept secret” by The London Economic.* Residents will have a wide selection of local events to attend, including the Devizes Arts Festival, International Street Festival from DOCA in August, Food and Drink Festival in September, and Winter Festival with a lantern parade.

The new homes are only ten minutes’ walk from the Kennet and Avon Canal, with Devizes Marina offering moorings and boat hire and gastropub The Hourglass providing a peaceful dining spot overlooking the canal.

With direct bus links to Swindon right outside the development, Pewsey Station is less then ten miles away, providing access to London Paddington Station in just over an hour.

Prices for the four-bedroom homes at Marlborough Close start from £565,000. With the development set to launch in March 2024, register your interest at www.marlboroughclose.co.uk