As part of the recently completed Park Meadow collection in Fair Oak, we worked with the local parish council to provide purpose-built offices, as part of Bargate’s ongoing commitment to improving the communities in which we build, beyond the construction of quality homes. Saturday 6 January saw the grand opening of the new parish council building, modelled after a 19th century model farm, with council members and local residents in attendance. Parish Chairman Helen Douglas was on hand for the unveiling, and reflected on the experience: “It’s been a long-held ambition of this and previous parish councils to own and manage its own offices, and this dream has become a reality with this wonderful building designed in partnership by Bargate Homes and the Parish of Fair Oak and Horton Heath.”Helen continued: “Right from the start Bargate have been as enthusiastic as the council and nothing has been too much trouble. We have tinkered with the designs, added new features – sometimes asked the impossible! – and they have delivered for us the most amazing purpose-built offices to take us firmly into the future.”