View our latest development, Newlands Gardens
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View our latest development, Newlands Gardens

Published 5 April 2016

Following the completion of our latest new-build housing development, our in-house construction team, Homebuilder, have documented their work in a short video highlighting the project’s progress from start to finish.  

Newlands Gardens, located in Normanton, includes a mixture of 39 two and three bedroom properties and is located on the site of the former Ripley Court Independent Living Scheme.

The site had previously been empty for two years, but was cleared for development in November 2014.

Chris Margrave, Improvements Manager, said: “The scheme is fantastic, and it’s been great to capture every part of the build. The next project will be at Bevin Close in Outwood, which is a smaller development but an equally challenging one as this is a new area for us to be working in. We have already commenced site set up and five houses should be available to our tenants this winter.”

 

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WDH recruits eight new apprentices
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WDH recruits eight new apprentices

Published 12 August 2014

 

WDH has welcomed its latest batch of apprentices, which this year includes two plasterers, two bricklayers, two joiners, a heating and ventilation engineer and a gas engineer.

The eight new starters, who are all from the Wakefield district and aged between 16 and 32, make up the organisation’s ninth annual intake of apprentices

WDH chief executive Kevin Dodd recently met up with the group at the organisation’s head office in Glasshoughton to see them sign their contracts.

Speaking about their arrival, he said:

“WDH has got a fantastic track record in training apprentices, and it’s great to welcome even more ambitious young people to the organisation. Since the scheme started we’ve recruited 81 office and construction apprentices into full-time posts, and hopefully we’ll bring through many more in the future.”

Apprentice gas fitter Jimmy Mercer, 16, from Pontefract, said:

 "I knew that as soon as I left school I wanted to learn something hands on, and an apprenticeship would be better for me than doing two years just at college. WDH offers good training opportunities so I know that whatever happens I’ll find it easier to gain employment.”

 

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