Tenants celebrate year one in new Wirral council homes
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development, Local Government
Tenants celebrate year one in Wirral council homes
Tenants have celebrated year one in their new homes - the first council houses built in Wirral for many years.
Built with the help of a £1.4m grant from the Government's Local Authority New Build scheme, the 23 homes in Wallasey, Bebington and Prenton are available at an affordable rental rate.
Wirral council was the only authority in Merseyside to receive funding from the Homes and Communities Agency. The new homes - which are being managed for the council by Wirral Partnership Homes - include eight flats and six houses in Prenton, four bungalows in Wallasey and five bungalows in Bebington.
All of the builds have been built to level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, and include photovoltaic panels and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery systems.
Cllr George Davies, Wirral Council Cabinet member for Housing and Community Safety, said: “At a time when, more than ever, there is a growing demand for good quality, affordable housing, it is fantastic to be involved in a successful project that has delivered 23 brand new properties in Wirral. It is even better to see them all occupied and being enjoyed by local people.”
Nigel Yates, regional director for affordable housing and regeneration specialist Lovell, added: “We’re delighted to be joining with our partner organisations locally to celebrate the first anniversary of the Local Authority New Build programme. At a time when new affordable homes are in desperately short supply, the programme has played a vital role in funding the delivery of the modern, energy-efficient affordable housing which is so badly needed.”
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