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Children at Millennium Primary School in Greenwich were excited to welcome construction industry mascot Ivor Goodsite to their assembly on Monday 17th October, accompanied by Graham Bygraves, Construction Manager at Greenwich Millennium Village (GMV), to learn all about site safety as part of UK Construction Week.

School Children Take a Lesson in Site Safety at GMV

Ivor helped the children understand the potential dangers that can be found on building sites, including scaffolding, trip hazards, holes, heavy machinery and how to stay safe by staying away. They also learned about the importance of protective clothing, understanding safety signs and how to be aware of heavy vehicles moving in and out of sites. The children each received a pack from GMV, containing fun activities to reinforce site safety messages.

Following the assembly, Graham Bygraves accompanied ten school councillors on a tour of GMV to point out the dangers of a building site.  The children were also shown the different stages of building, from the start of construction looking at the upcoming phase, Iverna Quay, a contemporary ten-storey building comprising apartments, maisonettes and überhaus™ which overlooks the River Thames to the completed homes and community areas.

Graham Bygraves comments: “UK Construction Week is the perfect opportunity to engage with the children in GMV’s community and ensure they are fully aware of the importance of site safety. It’s inspiring to see the children so interested in the construction industry and keen to find out more about the different jobs involved.”

Joanna Gledhill, Head Teacher at Millennium Primary School, added: “The children were thrilled to meet Ivor Goodsite and learn about the inner workings of a real building site, which is particularly important given our location close to a number of new developments.  He did a superb job at tackling the important issue of site safety in a fun and interesting way.”

The upcoming phase, Iverna Quay is situated behind the Greenwich Yacht Club with a number of apartments with riverside views overlooking the Thames.  The striking exterior of the building complements its waterside setting and the surrounding architecture, with every home benefiting from a balcony, some of which run the entire length of the property, or a garden. Interiors offer flexible, light-filled accommodation with open plan living spaces and full height glazing. The upper storey überhaus™ are split over two floors, with spacious living accommodation and some apartments benefiting from breath-taking river views.

Prices for a one-bedroom apartment start from £410,000, a two-bedroom apartment from £499,995 and three-bedroom apartment from £620,000.  Guide prices at Iverna Quay will start from £425,000.  For further information about Greenwich Millennium Village, please visit www.gmv.london or call 020 8305 2712. The Marketing Suite and Show Apartment are open daily from 10am – 5pm.

To find out more about UK Construction Week, visit: www.ukconstructionweek.com

Information correct at time of publication.

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