07 Mar Billericay construction students get a taste of the industry at Sempra Homes site
Construction students from The Billericay School spent Tuesday morning with contractors on site learning about the industry.
They were shown around by representatives of Sempra Homes and the Wickford-based firm Indecon Building Ltd, the company selected to develop 15 semi-detached and terraced houses in Roman Way, Billericay.
The properties at Roman Way site will be a combination of two, three and four-bedroom houses.
In total, three of the homes will be available for affordable rent with six available for shared ownership and six for market sale. Completion on site is expected in autumn.
A new road providing access to the properties from neighbouring School Road is included in the development alongside 31 car parking spaces, 30 cycle spaces and two coach spaces for use by neighbouring Billericay School. Sempra Homes brought forward the proposals in close liaison with the school, which supports the development. Cllr Andrew Baggott, leader of Basildon Council, said: “This was a valuable experience for local school pupils to see the inner workings of a live construction site and I am pleased we have been able to work with our contractor to offer this opportunity which will certainly aid their studies.”