Construction work on 168 new homes in Bolton is getting underway as part of Bolton at Home’s plans to help more people find an affordable place to live in the borough.
Bolton at Home is working with development partners on new housing schemes in Little Lever and Horwich. The projects are part of its strategy set out in 2017 to develop 1,400 new homes in the five-year period between 2018 and 2023.
At Little Lever, Bolton at Home is working with Caddick Construction on a new extra care facility aimed at the over 55s, featuring 62 one and two-bedroom apartments and six bungalows. In Horwich, 47 new homes for affordable rent and shared ownership are being created on land off Singleton Avenue, while 53 homes for affordable rent and shared ownership are being built at Rivington Chase in partnership with Irwell Valley Homes.
On top of this, Bolton at Home has also acquired more than 50 new-build homes from private housebuilders and developers under section 106 agreements in the current financial year. Jon Lord, group chief executive officer at Bolton at Home, said: “New housing has to help people in a wide range of circumstances, which is why we’re developing a broad mix of new properties including homes for rent, some for shared ownership and supported housing. These latest affordable homes will offer that choice in the areas where people need them most. The new homes won’t just benefit the people living there. They help us to generate income that we can reinvest to improve our older properties, provide important community services, and keep rent levels affordable. It’s great to see these new developments of ours starting on site across Bolton.”
Contractor Whitfield and Brown is working with Bolton at Home to build the homes at Singleton Avenue, Horwich, while the Rivington Chase homes are being built by contractor Lane End.