Local pupils transform trees from eco-development into artwork

Erith primary school children have unleashed their creativity to produce sustainable pieces of artwork.

Peareswood Primary School has joined forces with The Quarry, a new eco-development in Erith from developers L&Q and The Anderson Group, to design art from wood obtained from the site.

Pupils were visited by sculptor Jeff Higley, who specialises in sustainable projects, to teach them how to carve their own pieces of art.

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Local artist unveils new mural at The Quarry in Erith

New artwork, designed by local artist Gary Drostle, has been unveiled at The Quarry in Erith.

The 2m x 1m mural, has been inspired by local residents’ stories of the old quarry, the history of Erith, and elements of the future eco-development, which is due to launch later this summer.

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Shared ownership announced at The Quarry

The Quarry site in Erith has announced the availability of an impressive number of shared ownership homes when they go on sale this summer. In the first phase of the launch of the eco-development, 27 out of 47 homes will be available to buy as shared ownership properties.

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L&Q ask local children to design their dream community

L&Q and The Anderson Group are challenging local children to think about what they would like from their community and home – from more outdoor play areas, better green space, gardens and access to nature, to having their school and friends close by. 

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Local artist selected to celebrate the history of The Quarry

Local artist Gary Drostle has been selected by L&Q and The Anderson Group, developers behind the new homes and state-of-the-art primary school at The Quarry, Erith, to help celebrate and tell the story of The Quarry’s history.

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Ecology area completed as The Quarry transformation continues

Work is well underway at The Quarry as the ecology area is completed and foundations are laid for the school

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Get your garden ready for spring

Spring is the perfect time to refresh the garden so it looks beautiful right through summer. Tend to your garden’s wooden structures, such as fences, sheds and gates, and don’t be afraid to give everything a new lick of paint!

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Local pupils plant first trees of local ecology area

28 pupils from Northumberland Heath Primary School braved the January cold to help plant a variety of trees and shrubs at The Quarry, breaking ground on the space which will become the development’s ecology area. The planting followed an assembly presentation by Sharon Hosegood, the arboriculturalist working with developers L&Q and Andersons, which taught the pupils the importance of looking after the natural world.

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Calling local artists: Help celebrate history of The Quarry

We’re really excited to hear back from local artists who can help us create a wonderful tribute to the area. The Quarry has played such an important part in the lives of local people for so many years and we hope to bring its history back to life and to celebrate the exciting future that lays ahead. We have already received some wonderful photographs from Kenneth and Martin and we hope more people will get in touch with their experiences.

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​Hundreds turn out for family fun day at The Quarry​

Local residents had the chance to meet with developers L&Q and the Anderson Group, as well as Studio Egret (the architects behind the development) and a specialist ecologist. Visitors also enjoyed a range of activities from animal face painting and panning for “gold” to an appearance from children’s TV personality Jess French.

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The Quarry Erith invites locals for first glimpse with a family fun day

To celebrate work being underway, and to offer the local community a first chance to view the site, The Quarry Erith team would like to invite families and locals to join them for an action-packed family fun day on Saturday 15 October from 10am to 4pm.

 

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