Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Marked by Mayor and School Children at Centenary Quay, Southampton

The Mayor Councillor Derek Burke and his wife, Mayoress Christina Burke, last week joined the Leader of the Council, several other Southampton councillors and pupils from Woolston Community Preschool at Crest Nicholson’s Centenary Quay development in Woolston to plant a tree to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Those in attendance at the tree-planting ceremony included Cllr Richard Williams, Cllr Warwick Payne and Cllr Royston Smith along with 20, 2-5 years olds from Woolston Community Preschool.

Mayor Cllr Derek Burke said: “I am delighted to be planting a tree at Centenary Quay to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It is a wonderful occasion and entirely suitable that we are celebrating our monarch’s reign by planting a tree which will hopefully flourish for many years to come.

“I grew up in Woolston and I am keenly aware of the need for new housing for local residents. This is a growing area and it is fantastic to see a development of this magnitude and quality help regenerate the area and bring much-needed housing to Woolston.”

Debbie Aplin, Managing Director for Crest Nicholson Regeneration, said: “It has been a pleasure to welcome the Mayor of Southampton, the Leader of the Council and other local councillors plus pupils from Woolston Community Preschool to Centenary Quay today to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, by planting a tree in commemoration of a significant year in our history. “Crest Nicholson is proud to be involved with the local community and an event such as this demonstrates our commitment to creating a long lasting legacy. The landscaping is a vital part of the overall development and we have taken care to ensure that Centenary Quay is highly attractive at every stage of its delivery and trees are a key element of that. I trust that the young children from the Woolston Community Preschool will watch with pride as this tree matures.”

Crest Nicholson recently launched Phase 2 at Centenary Quay ahead of schedule to cope with demand. Currently available at Centenary Quay are a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom houses. A selection of homes will be ready to move into later this summer whilst others are available to purchase off-plan, thereby enabling buyers to select the kitchens and bathrooms.

When complete, Centenary Quay will deliver 1,620 new homes in total providing accommodation for around 3000 residents, significantly regenerating the riverside of Woolston. The seven year investment programme covers an overall area of 31 acres and will provide a range of restaurants and cafes, a supermarket, several community facilities including a nursery and a library, a children’s play area, Primary Care Trust facility and a new marine quarter to meet the needs of the marine industry.

For more information, please contact the Sales & Marketing Suite, 15 Vosper Road, Woolston, Southampton SO19 9EG on 0870 758 0432 or visit www.centenaryquay.com.

Woolston Community Preschools 1 and 2 are based in the heart of the community and offer a full day wrap-around service for children aged 2 years 6 months to school age. There are still a number of limited spaces available for September 2012.

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