Eyes down as new Grimsby homes officially opened by Acis
Published by Tim Steele for Acis Group Ltd in Housing and also in Communities
Acis Vice-chairman John Cawdell, alongside Mayor of North East Lincolnshire Councillor Mike Burton, declares the Frederick Street development by Acis officially open
Lincolnshire based housing association Acis Group officially opened their latest new homes development in Grimsby on the site of a former bingo hall.
Acis, who own and manage over 5,300 homes across Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire, declared their development on Frederick Street officially open on 18 October in front of guests that included the Mayor of North East Lincolnshire, Councillor Mike Burton.
The plot of land where the development stands was formerly a cinema and bingo hall. The Queens Hall Cinema opened in 1934 and, after being turned into a bingo hall in 1963, later became the Queens Bingo Club. This closed down in September 2008 and was demolished in 2011 to make way for new homes.
Frederick Street is the second new homes development built by Acis in Grimsby in the last 18 months, with Robert Pearson Mews on Ladysmith Road completed in 2011.
John Cawdell, Vice- Chairman of Acis, said: “The investment we have made in this development represents our commitment to the residents of Grimsby. These new homes mean that we are able to help meet the growing demand for high quality affordable homes in the town. The use of this land also highlights our commitment to development and regeneration in Grimsby. Likewise, our development of 15 homes on Ladysmith Road was completed in 2011 as part of the Clee Fields Court development and is another example of regenerating land in Grimsby to build much needed affordable homes.”
The scheme has created 33 affordable homes and represents a total investment of £3.5 million, with a Homes and Communities Agency grant of £1.5 million part funding the project. Acis appointed property developer Keigar Homes to undertake the scheme’s construction.
The Frederick Street development is of mixed tenure featuring a mix of two and four bedroom houses, two bedroom bungalows, and one and two bedroom flats. These consist of 23 homes for rent and ten available as part of the Acis rent to buy scheme, where customers can try before they buy.