A project bringing 26 new affordable homes to Telford has reached a significant milestone with the first roofs being fitted.
The £3.6m development is transforming a 1.3-acre brownfield site previously used as a camping and caravan centre, into a mix of one and two bedroom apartments, and two and three bedroom houses for affordable rent.
Sue Carpenter, Senior Regeneration Officer at Accord Housing Association said: “Accord works incredibly hard to find development opportunities in areas where there is high demand for affordable housing, such as Telford.
“We’re pleased to see these much needed, high quality, affordable homes for local people beginning to take shape. This new scheme will deliver an affordable option for families and individuals looking to rent, helping to meet local housing demands and create happy homes.”
Living Space Housing secured planning consent from Telford & Wrekin Council late last year 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.
Paul Breen, Commercial Manager at Living Space Housing said: “Despite the unprecedented delays and setbacks brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic, work is progressing at pace at this conveniently-located development site.
“This is our first project with Accord Housing Association, and it was also our first development to get underway in Telford. Our team is working extremely hard to ensure all guidance regarding social distancing and hygiene is adhered to at all times. We are grateful for the support from our sub-contractors, consultants and the Accord team, which will enable these much-needed affordable homes to be delivered within the coming months.”
The development is the result of partnership working with Telford and Wrekin Council and received £884k funding from Homes England.
The first tranche of homes will be handed over to Accord in early 2021, with the scheme due to be completed by the end March 2021.