A2Dominion unveils name of new Thames Street development
A2Dominion has unveiled the name plaque for River Spire View, its new Oxford development, in presence of some of the local Year 6 students who helped name it.
A group of schoolchildren and their teacher from St Ebbes Primary School in Oxford attended the event to unveil the name of the new scheme on Tuesday 12 July.
The £9.4m development, which launched on 8 March 2016, is located on Thames Street, in the heart of Oxford, and will provide over 42 affordable homes to local people as well as 82 brand-new rooms for students.
The schoolchildren went to see the demolition and piling of the old Luther Court development 18 months ago and A2Dominion invited them to see the new development once finished.
A2Dominion also introduced the students to the way housebuilders name buildings and the children contributed to finding the new name, River Spire View, because of the outstanding views from the rooftop.
Alec Leslie, Year 5/6 teacher at St Ebbes Primary School, Oxford, said: “It was wonderful that the class were able to consider the impact of the development and then return to the site to see the project following completion.”
“They learned a lot about planning and development, as well as increasing their awareness of the commercial and social implications of projects.”
Jim Smith, Planning Manager at A2Dominion, said: “We are extremely proud to be providing affordable homes to the area. We were also pleased to work with the local primary school and get the children involved in learning about planning and development.”
A2Dominion rewarded the schoolchildren with a £360 donation toward their end of school trip to the Cotswolds Wildlife Park.
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Notes to Editors
A2Dominion is a residential property group with 35,000 homes across London and the South East, and thousands more in the development pipeline.
The Group offers high-quality sustainable homes for sale and shared ownership, available through its FABRICA by A2Dominion brand.
It also provides affordable, private and social rented homes, student, key worker and temporary accommodation, as well as supported and sheltered housing.
The Group has a unique approach to housebuilding, generating profits for a social purpose instead of for shareholders, with millions of pounds reinvested each year into building much-needed affordable homes and supporting local communities.
A2Dominion is part of the g15, a group of the largest housing providers in London.