Safety First as Local School Children Visit Construction Site

27 May 2019

Leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy and Stone, recently welcomed a group of Year 6 children to the site of its forthcoming Tyefield Place and Manor Gardens Retirement Living developments on High Street in Hadleigh. 

Pupils from St Mary's Church of England Primary School donned hard hats and high-visibility jackets to take a closer look at the building works underway and to learn all about the importance of staying safe on a construction site. Under the close supervision of McCarthy and Stone Project Manager, Martin Farley, the children were even able to get involved with a bit of brick laying!

The visit was organised by McCarthy and Stone as a practical and fun way of connecting with a younger audience to reinforce site safety messages, and to promote all that is positive about the construction and housebuilding industry.

Andrew Frolish, head teacher at St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, commented: “The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Tyefield Place and Manor Gardens. We’re grateful to the McCarthy and Stone team for inviting us to come down. Everyone found it enjoyable and informative, and it was great to get the children thinking about safety in and around building sites in such an engaging way.”

Cheryl Bissett, Regional Sales and Marketing Director at McCarthy and Stone East Midlands, said: “At McCarthy and Stone, health and safety is always at the forefront of all our minds. A number of the children live near the site, and it is vital that they understand how to play safely in the community.  The children were all interested in taking a look at the machinery and we did our best to show them how great it is to work on a construction site – perhaps it will even act as an incentive for some of them to consider construction as a career when they’re older!”

When complete, Tyefield Place will feature a homeowners’ lounge, ideal for socialising with friends; a convenient guest suite, should homeowners have friends or family to stay; and landscaped gardens which will be fully maintained by McCarthy and Stone. A House Manager will take care of the smooth-running of the development, while video entry and a 24-hour emergency call system will provide added peace-of-mind. 

McCarthy and Stone’s neighbouring Lifestyle Living development, Manor Gardens, will also be an ideal choice for those looking to enjoy an independent and active lifestyle. Soon to be released for off-plan sales, Manor Gardens will eventually comprise an exclusive collection of 29 cottages and bungalows designed specifically for the over 55’s.

The marketing suite is now open for appointments and locals are encourage to find out more information about what is on offer at Manor Gardens.

Located in the heart of Hadleigh, both Tyefield Place and Manor Gardens will be within easy reach of all the town’s amenities, including supermarkets and shops. Many homeowners will also be treated to incredible views across the River Brett and the surrounding meadowland.

Off plan prices at Tyefield Place currently start from £219,950 for a one bedroom apartment and from £289,950 for a two bedroom apartment. 

More than nine out of ten customers would recommend McCarthy and Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 14 years’ running.  McCarthy and Stone is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this accolade, which is every year the awards have been run.

For more information about Retirement Living at Tyefield Place, please call the sales team on 0800 310 0384 or visit