THE first new “affordable” homes to be built in Stockbridge Village in Knowsley, Merseyside, for more than a decade have been completed.
ForHousing, part of ForViva Group, has finished work on the £1.6 million Barley Mow development on the site of a derelict pub.
The development of 16 homes for Affordable Rent includes two three-bedroom houses, four two-bedroom apartments and 10 one-bedroom apartments.
“Homes make a lasting impact on communities and provide people with new possibilities to build a better life,” said Nigel Sedman, group director of homes.
“We know that quality homes and places make more things possible for more people. That’s why we’re incredibly proud to have completed such an important development for the Stockbridge Village community.
“This scheme will provide much-needed Affordable Rent properties and bring new homes to the area for the first time in more than a decade.”
ForHousing is continuing to invest in Stockbridge Village with its £12 million 90-bedroom extra care development at The Withens, due to be completed in early 2020.
Lillian Dickenson, one of the new tenants at Barley Mow, said: “My old flat in Roughedge House was on the upper floor and I would struggle climbing the stairs. Now I have a new ground floor apartment, and it is absolutely fantastic.”
Councillor Tony Brennan, Knowsley Council’s cabinet member for regeneration and economic development, said: “I’m delighted to see the completion of this new housing development in Knowsley The development provides a greater choice of quality homes in Stockbridge Village, which will meet housing demands in the local area. It’s also great that a former derelict site has been brought back into use.”
Main Image: Lillian Dickenson, tenant (centre) cuts the ribbon on Barley Mow, with (left to right) Dale Milburn, Knowsley Council; Nigel Sedman, ForHousing; Councillor Tony Brennan, Knowlsey Council; and Chris Mather, ForHousing.