Partnership to bring first new council homes for 15 years
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development, Local Government
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A partnership between Orbit Housing Group and developer Lovell will bring 12 new bungalows to Milton Keynes - the first new council houses in the borough for 15 years.
Orbit was selected by Milton Keynes Council to design and build the wheelchair-standard bungalows.
George Obeng-Manu, Orbit's head of construction, said: “Lovell is one of our framework partners and we chose to work with them on this project because of their excellent track record in delivering quality schemes for us on time and on budget.”
The homes, which are being built in the Briar Hill area, will be owned and managed directly by the council.
The council says there are over 100 households in Milton Keynes that need wheelchair-standard housing.
David Gough, regional director of Lovell, said: “Our partnership with Orbit has been characterised by efficient and high quality work for some time and we’re very pleased to be working with them on this important project that addresses a real need in Milton Keynes. We look forward to seeing residents move into their new homes by the end of next summer.”
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