School children add a splash of colour to the Botanical Place hoarding

Posted 13/03/2024

A group of West Byfleet Junior School pupils have decorated the new Botanical Place development in the heart of the village.

Three murals have been given pride of place on the Station Approach side of the site, where they will be seen by everyone visiting the centre of West Byfleet.

The pupils were inspired to create paintings of the local area, which included the railway station, complete with a Great Western train at West Byfleet station, the church, and the recreation ground.

The budding young artists then got a chance to visit the site for themselves and see their final artworks in situ where they can be enjoyed by members of the local community.

Richie Bolton, Senior Projects Manager at Higgins Partnerships congratulated the children on their work. “We are all really impressed with the creative flair and quality of the work that has been produced for our hoarding.

“We’d like to thank everyone at West Byfleet Junior School for taking part in this initiative which I am sure the local community will appreciate as they walk past.”

Terry Unitt, the Senior Projects Manager at Retirement Villages Group said, “It’s going to be fantastic getting to see the artwork every time we go to the Botanical Place site.”

“The students are clearly very talented and have managed to depict West Byfleet’s landmarks and scenery in a way that really captures the unique local character. We can’t thank them enough!”

At Botanical Place, Higgins Partnerships are building 197 apartments as part of a brand new community for Retirement Villages Group Ltd.

Under The Thrive Living collection, the development will also host retail outlets and landscaped public spaces which are set to revitalise the local area and provide a wealth of amenities and opportunities for the local community. Inside Botanical place there will be a variety of exciting amenities including a cinema room, gym and wellness centres amongst others.

Boasting the highest standards in design and amenities, the development is being built as, and will continue to operate as a whole-of-life net zero carbon development. Botanical Place seeks to create a community where older people can continue to live independent, active lifestyles, and contribute positively to the local area whilst also addressing the town’s housing supply and regenerating the town centre.