Living Space Housing has handed the first tranche of homes over to Accord Housing at a new development located off Stadium Way in the village of Hadley, Telford. A total of 26 affordable homes are being constructed at the 1.3-acre brownfield site, which has a project development value in excess of £3.6m.
All of the homes on the development are being delivered for affordable rent. The development land neighbours Hadley United Services Bowling Club and was previously used as a camping and caravan centre. The scheme is the result of partnership working with Telford and Wrekin Council, which received £884,000 funding from Homes England.
Paul Breen, Commercial Director at Living Space Housing said: “Delivering handcrafted new homes while keeping everyone socially distanced and safe has been no easy feat. All the project team is delighted with the quality of the street scenes that have been created here, which has regenerated and brought new life to this brownfield site. Having handed over the first tranche of homes, we are now working at pace to complete all the remaining works, so that all 26 affordable homes can be ready for occupation.”
Living Space Housing secured planning consent from Telford & Wrekin Council in late 2019 to develop the 14 two and three-bedroom houses and 12 one and two-bedroom apartments. Existing mature specimen trees have been incorporated into the design layout of the scheme, ensuring the new homes have an enviable leafy setting. Designed by Birmingham-based BM3 Architects – which specialises in affordable housing schemes – the houses and apartments have been constructed using red brick and render.
Sue Carpenter, Senior Regeneration Officer at Accord Housing said: “We are delighted to complete these much-needed high-quality affordable homes for local people. There is a high demand for new housing in Telford – this scheme will deliver an affordable option for families and individuals looking to rent, helping to meet local housing demands and create happy homes.”
Solihull-based Living Space Housing launched to the market in 2019 and is currently constructing seven affordable housing developments across middle England, with a number of additional sites in the planning system. Three of its live sites are in Telford. The combined construction value of its development portfolio is in excess of £72million, which equates to 580 affordable houses, apartments and bungalows.