Constructive day as kids pay visit to Urban Union

Constructive day as kids pay visit to Urban Union

Housebuilder Urban Union has welcomed a host of new team members — after taking part in ‘Bring Your Child to Work’ day.

The children learned about the construction industry and gained a better understanding of their parent’s working world, what they do and where they spend their days.

Ursula Read, who works as the office manager, welcomed her son and daughter Becky and Cameron, aged 14 and 17 to the office, while the team’s receptionist Julie Sweeney was joined by her eight-year old son John. Pauline Mathieson, Urban Union’s customer service advisor also brought along her 12-year old daughter Karis.

Cameron and Ursula Read at Urban Union’s head office in Glasgow for Bring Your Child to Work Day

The children started their day at the Urban Union offices in Glasgow, finding out more about the company and their parent’s jobs, before heading to the firm’s Laurieston Living site where they were given a site tour.

Neil McKay, Managing Director at Urban Union, said: “We had a brilliant day with the children as part of Bring Your Child to Work day. It was fantastic to see such enthusiasm from the kids who had a great day learning all about the hard work their parents do.

“A particular highlight was when they got to visit the site as they were so eager to find out more about the process of building the homes at our Laurieston Living development. You could tell that the children were extremely proud of their parents and they loved looking around and learning what it’s like to work in a busy construction company.

“It was lovely to see the team with their families and we hope the children enjoyed visiting as much as we enjoyed having them.”

Urban Union — a partnership between Robertson and McTaggart Construction — currently has four developments in Scotland: Laurieston Living and Pollokshaws Living in Glasgow, Pennywell Living in Edinburgh and Muirton Living in Perth.

Laurieston Living recently delivered the first new flatted block of homes at its Phase 2 development. The £140m revitalisation of the Gorbals area, will deliver a total of four phases over a nine-year period. Phase 1A saw 201 homes constructed for social rent for New Gorbals Housing Association.

Phase 1B delivered a further 108 homes — 39 for Mid Market Rent for New Gorbals Housing Association and 69 for private sale for Urban Union. Phase 1C, completed in December 2018, delivered 55 apartments for New Gorbals Housing Association.

Pictured above is the Urban Union team on Bring Your Child to Work Day

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