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Apprentices develop skills with Sanctuary to build new homes in Lache

6 February 2015
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Apprentices working on a housing development which will transform an area of unused land in Lache have been paid a visit by members of the Chester & District Housing Trust Board.

CDHT Board members visit Avonlea development in Lache

Local councillors Martyn Delaney and Alex Tate were given a tour of the Avonlea scheme which is being constructed by Sanctuary Housing.

CDHT Board members meet apprentices

During the tour, the councillors met young apprentices who are helping to meet the need for more affordable housing in the area by building a mix of 13 homes for rent and shared ownership.

Training opportunities in Chester for more than 20 apprentices

 The scheme is creating valuable employment and training opportunities for local people, such as apprentice joiner Jack Over. Jack is completing his apprenticeship this year and has been working on the site, as well as at other schemes across Chester. The 20-year-old is one of more than 20 apprentices which Sanctuary is supporting locally.

The homes at Avonlea

The homes, which are a mix of two and three-beds, are being constructed to Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes which helps to reduce carbon emissions and create more sustainable properties.

Cllr Delaney said: “It was great to see a local apprenticeship scheme in action, and on such an important scheme, where the use of sustainable raw materials and cutting edge energy saving devices are being employed. Developing skills and employment opportunities within a community can only be of benefit to the future of that group and Sanctuary are leading the way here.”

Dave Soothill, CDHT’s head of operations – Chester, added: “We are really pleased to be developing these homes and to be providing job opportunities for apprentices locally.”

Sanctuary apprentice opportunities in Chester

If you are interested in finding out more about apprentice opportunities with Sanctuary, please email mark.birkin@sanctuary-housing.co.uk or call or text Mark on 07713 054941.