St Paul’s Primary School, in Whitechapel, neighbours the St George's Estate where Rydon provided much-needed modern façade treatment to 484 mixed-tenure houses and flats.

Work comprised replacing over 4,800 windows, cleaning over 12,000m² of brickwork (three times the surface area of Big Ben!) and engaging with over 500 residents within a multi-cultural community.

Despite a busy works programme, the team at St George's hung up their hard hats and put on their gardening gloves as part of an exciting and rewarding outdoor renovation project at the St Paul’s Primary School.

Little work had been done to the garden and the school’s outbuilding for many months. And despite the children spending their lunch breaks helping to clear the leaves, more help was needed.

The children spent time learning about the various plants and flowers that were planted and made their own bird feeders to encourage wildlife into their new garden.

The project involved the work of the Rydon site and resident liaison team as well as Rydon’s subcontractor SDP. They got to work and transformed the garden into a tidy, practical and attractive outside space. The outbuilding was also completely refurbished with new electrics, UPVC windows and doors and was decorated with a fresh coat of paint, all donated by Rydon and SDP.

The team managed to fill over 30 bags of leaves and planted over 75 new shrubs and flowers. The result was extremely rewarding and the children can now learn more about looking after their new garden and enjoy more time spent outdoors.