Work starts on much needed affordable homes
Published by Mark Sibson for Grand Union Housing Group in Housing
Russell Barre - Board Member SNH, Susan Bland - Development Officer for SNH, Doug Grace - Assistant Director of SNH and Chris Montague - Development Manager for SNH.
Local housing provider South Northants Homes (SNH) joined forces with contractors to mark the start of work on much-needed new housing in the market town of Brackley.
SNH Board Member Russell Barre and Doug Grace, Assistant Director Property Services led the beginning of demolition work on a former homeless hostel that will be redeveloped into long-awaited affordable accommodation.
The project, which benefitted from a grant of over £200k from the Homes and Communities Agency, will see nine new two and three bed houses built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 and will be a mixture of affordable rent and shared ownership.
Doug Grace, Assistant director property services at SNH, said: “I think everyone is delighted with what we have planned for the site. The hostel was poorly designed and hard to manage and the people of Brackley will be happy to see it replaced by much needed affordable family homes.”
“The grant from the HCA has allowed us to get this project going and local people and the area itself will benefit from these new homes.”
The hostel that is being demolished to make way for the homes has been wound down over the past few years as it was no longer fit for purpose.
Storefield are responsible for demolition of the property, while Life Space Developments will be building the new homes.