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More than 50 new homes have been completed in Telford, Shropshire, following a successful partnership with a local housebuilder.

The mix of two and three bedroom houses and two bedroom bungalows were handed over to us this week after being built by Keon Homes at Newcomen Way, in Woodside. We already own over 2,500 homes in Shropshire, and entered into a development agreement with Keon Homes who purchased the land from Homes England in 2021.

The initial phase, on former farmland, is providing 55 homes for rent and shared ownership through a £8.4m investment and customers have already started moving into their new homes. A second phase is also in progress on land next door, at Woodside Way, which is providing a further 21 new affordable homes for rent and shared ownership through a £3.55m investment.

We have ambitious plans to build more than 7,000 home across the West Midlands and West of England in the next five years. This drive was strengthened in September 2021 when our strategic partnership with Homes England was extended through an additional £240m grant funding.

People celebrate the new homes

Steve Wood, Tracey Brewer, Rachel Phillips, and Connor Williams celebrate the new homes in Telford

Tracey Brewer, our project manager overseeing the partnership, said: “The partnership we have with Keon Homes has grown from strength to strength and we are delighted that Newcomen Way is now providing good quality affordable homes for local people, and helping to meet the real demand for more affordable housing in the Telford & Wrekin area.”

Steve Wood, senior site manager at Keon Homes, discovered that he had won an NHBC Pride in the Job Award last week for his excellent on-site management of the project.

He added: “We are really thrilled with the progress of this scheme which has been made possible through the great partnership that we have with Bromford, Telford & Wrekin Council, and Homes England. We enjoy working in Telford to bring much needed affordable housing to this area and the award win is in recognition of the great teamwork that has been on display here over a number of months.”

We are one of the leading housebuilding housing associations and are expected to be named one of the largest developers of social rented homes in England next week, when sector magazine Inside Housing publishes its annual Biggest Builders Survey. We built 1,224 homes in the last year, of which 444 were for social rent.

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