A life-saving defibrillator has been installed at a housebuilder's office for community use.

The defibrillator is situated at the South Midlands office of Studley-based housebuilder, Persimmon Homes, in Birmingham Road.

The equipment, funded by Persimmon Homes, can be used by anyone in the area during emergency situations.

A defibrillator is a device that delivers a high-energy electric shock to the heart during cardiac arrest.

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Russell Griffin, managing director at Persimmon Homes South Midlands, said: “What we do is about so much more than building quality homes, it’s also about supporting the communities in which we build in a number of ways.

“Defibrillators are always on standby, ready to save lives at any time.

"We’re proud to be able to support the community of Studley in the event of an emergency, helping to buy precious time before emergency services can take over.

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Persimmon Homes, established in 1972, has headquarters in York and operates from 30 regional offices throughout the UK under Persimmon Homes, Charles Church and Westbury Partnerships brand names.

A certified Living Wage Foundation employer, the company directly employs more than 5,000 people and supports approximately 86,000 jobs in the construction sector.