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Hardrock Developments, the developer behind the new homes at Bath’s Holburne Park, has donated £3,000 to support local schools.

Bathwick St Mary Primary School has received £1,500 to invest in new play equipment, while Bathampton Primary School has received the same amount to help build a new library. Both schools are within close proximity to Holburne Park.

“At Holburne Park, we’re working hard to create a neighbourhood that offers an ideal location for family living and supporting our local community is a big part of that,” said Ed Gunnery, Director, Hardrock Developments.

“Our thoughts are with the teachers who are still working to enable our key workers to provide essential services at this time and once schools reopen, we’re looking forward to visiting to see how their new projects are developing.”

Kevin Purkiss, Headteacher at Bathwick St. Mary Church School, said, “Although we have lovely grounds at Bathwick, our child-led School Council and the Governing Body have been reviewing plans to improve the outdoor space so it is even better. Developing the playground experience will help the children to enjoy the time they spend playing and learning outside which will have a positive impact on their wellbeing and the school day as a whole.”

Thomas Brewer (pictured above), Headteacher at Bathampton Primary School, added, “We are very grateful for the generous donation from Hardrock Developments, especially as our budgets have been significantly cut in recent years and we must fundraise to provide our much-needed library.”

Located in a parkland setting close to Bath city centre, Holburne Park offers a village-like experience with all the vibrancy the city has to offer within walking distance. A range of high-quality four-bedroom homes are currently available, with future development of one-bedroom apartments to five/six-bedroom houses, each designed in keeping with the character of Bath’s architecture with contemporary interiors.

The contributions to the schools are separate to the Section 106 funds already paid by Hardrock Developments as part of the Section 106 agreement for Holburne Park.

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