The West Midlands housebuilders Living Space Housing have handed over the first set of new homes at a housing development in Telford.
Living Space Housing are building 26 affordable homes off Stadium Way in Hadley for the West Bromwich-based Accord Housing Association, which completed its merger with GreenSquare Group this past week.
The £3.6 million development, neighbouring Hadley United Services Bowling Club, is being built on a 1.3-acre brownfield site which was previously used as a camping and caravan centre.
The scheme is the result of a collaboration with Telford and Wrekin Council, which received £884,000 in funding from Homes England to finance the scheme. All of the homes on the development will be offered for affordable rent.
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 received planning consent from Telford and Wrekin Council to develop the 26 new homes in late 2019.
When complete the site will feature a mix of 14 two- and three-bedroom houses and 12 one- and two-bedroom apartments, constructed using red brick and render.
Designed by Birmingham-based BM3 Architects, the scheme will incorporate mature specimen trees to allow residents to benefit from a leafy setting.
Sue Carpenter, senior regeneration officer at Accord Housing Association, 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.”
Living Space Housing is currently building seven affordable housing developments across middle England, three of them in Telford. The developer has a number of additional sites currently making their way through the planning system.
Image (L-R): Graham Workman and Phil Morgan from Living Space Housing, Sue Carpenter and Anne Murray from Accord Housing and Zoe Jones from consultancy Waldeck. Credit: Living Space Housing.