Kegworth Primary School Visit

Local housebuilder Crest Nicholson invited a number of primary school children to visit their Kegworth Gate development to get hands-on with housebuilding, which they have been learning about in the classroom.


Early Years Foundation Stage children from Kegworth Primary School, in Kegworth, Derby, were joined by Lee Wale, Build Manager at Crest Nicholson’s Midlands division, who spoke to the children about how new homes are built. He also spoke to the children about the materials and vehicles used in housebuilding, and health and safety on a building site.


Vanessa MacNee, Sales and Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson Midlands, comments: “We were really pleased to welcome pupils from Kegworth Primary School and support their learning. It’s really encouraging to see that children are learning about housebuilding from a young age and we hope that some will be inspired to enter the sector when they are older!


“At Crest Nicholson, we are not only committed to building homes but supporting the wider community. Our work with local schools is a big part of this and we look forward to continuing our involvement with the schools in the area.”


Jane Panter, Deputy Head Teacher at Kegworth Primary School, said: “The children were delighted to go to the development and receive firsthand knowledge of housebuilding from a Crest Nicholson expert. Visits like these really help bring the topics the children are learning about to life and we’re very grateful to the team for welcoming us to the site.”


Residents at Kegworth Gate can enjoy a range of amenities within walking distance, including convenience stores, a bakery, pharmacy, hairdressers, doctor’s surgery and popular pubs and restaurants to dine in. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, there is plenty of open green space and walking routes, particularly alongside the picturesque River Soar.

Families are well catered for in the area with Kegworth Primary, whose students visited the development, located on the doorstep, as well as Kegworth Village Hall Pre-School for infants, both rated by Ofsted as ‘Good’. For students aged 11 – 18, Wilsthorpe School is located in nearby Long Eaton and also rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

The homes at Kegworth Gate boast excellent transport connections, with neighbouring Loughborough, Nottingham and Derby all within easy reach. Ideal for jetsetters, residents will enjoy quick access to East Midlands airport via the M1. East Midlands Parkway train station is also just a short drive away, providing trains to Derby in less than 20 minutes, Nottingham in under 15 minutes and to London St Pancras in under two hours.  

Prices at Kegworth start at £265,000 for a three-bedroom home, £365,000 for four-bedroom and £480,000 for five-bedroom homes. The Smart Own Shared Ownership Scheme is available on selected plots with prices based on a 50% share.

For more information on the development or to book an appointment please call 01509 860 077 or visit