Ground broken on site of our new regeneration scheme
Construction of new homes has started on our latest regeneration scheme in Gloucestershire.
Following the demolition of the former flats at Leaholme Court in the centre of Cirencester back in February, work is now underway to build the 44 new homes on the site. Cllr Joe Harris, leader of Cotswold District Council and Cllr Lisa Spivey, cabinet member for housing and homelessness, joined colleagues from Bromford and contractors E G Carter & Co Ltd to mark the start of the construction phase.
The £7.5m regeneration project will see two new blocks of 40 one- and two-bedroom flats along with four maisonettes built on the site, all of which will be available to rent.
Charlie Jackson, associate director of localities at Bromford said: “We were delighted to welcome Cllrs Harris and Spivey to help us celebrate the start of the construction of our latest new homes in Cirencester and show them round the site.
“We want our customers to thrive in their homes and we decided that our former flats and bedsits at Leaholme Court were no longer suitable. Having completed the demolition of the existing blocks we’re looking forward to the new homes taking shape over the months ahead and then welcoming customers into their new, energy efficient homes when the apartments are completed next summer.
“There’s a real shortage of affordable housing right across Gloucestershire, where average house prices are 11 times higher* than average incomes. We’re committed to tackling this shortage and aim to build thousands of affordable homes across the county during this decade.”
Mathew Vye, associate director from E G Carter & Co Ltd said “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 2022 and continue 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 received planning permission for the regeneration of Leaholme Court in November 2020. We are one of the biggest builders of affordable housing in the country and aims to build 14,000 homes in the ten years to 2028, half of which will be in Gloucestershire. Last year we completed a similar regeneration scheme at Paterson Road in Cirencester.