Railway Enthusiasts Chuffed With New Signal Box From David Wilson Homes

A group of model railway engineers in Whitwick are having a brand new signal box and ticket office built for them by local homebuilder David Wilson Homes.

The North West Leicestershire Society of Model Engineers approached the Bardon based developer after receiving a National Lottery grant to help them re-build their signal box, and were delighted when David Wilson Homes offered to build a new signal box free of charge.

Railway Enthusiasts Chuffed With New Signal Box From David Wilson Homes
Harold Stothard, Membership Secretary of the society, said: “We were chuffed to bits by the generous offer from David Wilson Homes, and the work they’ve done on the new building so far is fantastic.”

The new signal box and ticket office, is built on the Whitwick model railway line, based at the Hermitage Recreation Ground in Whitwick.

Local apprentice bricklayer for David Wilson Homes Liam Harding (18) worked on the construction of the signal box while also studying at Stephenson College in Coalville. He said; “I live in Whitwick, and it’s nice to be building something for my local community to enjoy at the same time as learning my trade.”

John Reddington, Managing Director of David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said: “We were happy to donate the materials and labour to construct the signal box for these dedicated railway enthusiasts, and for the wider community of Whitwick, to enjoy. Projects like this demonstrate David Wilson Homes’ commitment to building communities as well as homes.”

David Wilson Homes has been building quality new homes in the East Midlands for over 50 years. A well-established homebuilder, the company prides itself on building exceptional homes in the finest locations and has been awarded the maximum five-star rating from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) for an unrivalled fifth year in a row.

For further information about developments in the area, please call the sales hotline on 0844 811 5544 open seven days a week from 8am to 9pm, or log on to www.dwh.co.uk

For more information about The North West Leicestershire Society of Model Engineers’ please visit the society’s website at www.nwlsme.co.uk