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Construction work at a Gloucestershire regeneration scheme has reached a major milestone as the first roof tiles were added as part of the multi-million pound project.

Development at Abbey View, on Paterson Road in Cirencester, is seeing 36 brand new, more energy efficient homes built for rent and shared ownership after two large blocks of flats and a number of garages were demolished last summer.

We are behind the £5.7m Cirencester Regeneration Scheme which is the first of several similar programmes of regeneration across the county. The Beeches Estate, to the east of the town centre, is being developed in four phases and roof tiles have now been fixed into place on the initial phase of the site.

Contractors E G Carter, who are leading the build programme at Abbey View, remain on track to complete the new development by summer 2020. The family-owned business is one of four partners, alongside Galliford Try Partnerships, Lovell Partnerships and Speller Metcalfe, in the recently announced Bromford Construction Partnership (BCP) – a £160m collaboration to deliver up to 400 new homes a year in Gloucestershire and the West of England.

Associate director of localities, Charlie Jackson, said: “Working in partnership with companies like E G Carter through the Bromford Construction Partnership is enabling us to provide more of our customers with affordable rented homes and it is great to see the fantastic progress being made here at Paterson Road.”

Shared ownership

As part of the Abbey View development, six homes will be available to buy through shared ownership taking the total to 20 available to buy this year in Cirencester and South Cerney.

Mathew Vye, associate director at E G Carter & Co Ltd, added: “We are delighted to be working with Bromford to re-develop this site in Cirencester to provide much needed affordable homes to the area. We look forward to completing this site in 2020 and continuing to work collaboratively with Bromford as part of the Construction Partnership to deliver even more new homes throughout Gloucestershire and the West of England.”

We have around 11,000 homes in the Gloucestershire area and worked with customers for two years prior to construction starting to find them suitable alternative accommodation; with the option of returning to the new properties once they are built. Residents are expected to be able to start moving to the new 1, 2 and 3-bed homes from next month.

For more information about the shared ownership properties, please visit this page.

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