New affordable homes in Tamworth
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Leading social business Bromford are building 20 high-quality affordable homes on five derelict garage sites in Tamworth.
The five sites were originally owned by Tamworth Borough Council and provided garages for rent to the local community.
Bromford teamed up with Tamworth Borough Council to purchase the underused garages in October and are now set to invest £1.5million in the brand new homes, with a further £541,000 from the Homes and Communities Agency.
Demolition at the five sites is already well underway with new customers expected to move into the new homes during October 2014.
The five developments sites are:
- Masefield Drive
- Milton Avenue (two sites)
- Thackeray Drive
- Tennyson Avenue
The affordable rent development will see Bromford’s in-house construction team BDL creating:
- Three two-bed bungalows
- Four one-bed flats
- Four two-bed flats
- Nine two-bed houses
Dominique Pearce, Bromford Project Manager, said:
“When the opportunity to regenerate these five sites came up, replacing old garages with high-quality affordable homes, we jumped at the chance to work with Tamworth Borough Council to make the development a reality.
“We’re working with the council and our in-house construction team BDL to turn around this development with as little disruption to neighbouring properties as possible. We’re already well underway with the demolition and construction process, so with completion set for October 2014, we’re hoping customers will be able to bid on Tamworth’s ‘Finding a Home’ website by the summer.”
Cllr Michael Greatorex, Cabinet Member for Housing, Tamworth Borough Council, said:
“Redeveloping these garage sites will help to provide valuable housing for Tamworth. Working on projects such as these is helping us to increase the number of affordable homes available for people to rent.
“These schemes also help us to regenerate areas and make them more attractive for people already living there. It is pleasing to see this project picking up pace with the five garage sites now being demolished.”
Notes to Editors:
- 3 x two-bed/ three-person Bungalows.
- 4 x one-bed/ two-person flats.
- 4 x two-bed/ three-person flats.
- 9 x two-bed/ two-bed houses.
All homes will be Code for Sustainable Homes, Level 3
Total scheme costs: £2,022,000
HCA Grant: £541,500