A Merseyside-based firm has won a contract from the local council to build 36 new homes in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.
The new homes form part of West Lancashire Borough Council’s plan to meet demand for affordable housing in the area. When the new properties are finished in April 2019, they will be made available to local people to rent.
Work on the Beechtrees site began in April 2018, when the eight blocks of flats that previously occupied the site were demolished. In their place, Carroll Build will construct 36 semi-detached homes.
“We are very proud to be given the opportunity to work with West Lancashire Borough Council and their professional consultants, Arcus Consulting LLP on this prestigious project, which will greatly enhance the streetscape for the local community,” said Terry Carroll, the company’s managing director.
“Carroll Build has already completed a portfolio of works for rental properties for a number of leading housing providers in the North West – we are looking forward to utilising our expertise in this area to carry out the works on this fantastic development.”
Jacqui Sinnott-Lacey, director of housing and inclusion at West Lancashire Borough Council added: “We’re really pleased to see these much-needed family homes being built here at Beechtrees. This project forms part of a much wider regeneration programme to benefit local communities across Skelmersdale.”
Photo: Managing director of Carroll Build, Terry Carroll (left) with Jenny Forshaw, portfolio holder for housing and landlord services, West Lancashire Borough Council