Work begins on 50-home 'affordable rent' project
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development
Salford social landlord City West Housing Trust has chosen a contractor to develop it a £4.4 million housing project.
Work is now under way on the Kenyon Gateway scheme, which will deliver 50 homes for 'affordable rent' and low-cost home ownership across six sites. Thirty-eight of the properties will be two and three-bed houses and 12 will be one-bed apartments.
Supported with funding from the Homes and Communities Agency, the project's energy-efficient housing will meet Level 3 of the code for sustainable homes. The properties will also incorporate lifetime homes design features, ensuring they are flexible and can be adapted to residents’ changing needs.
Developer Lovell was awarded the contract following a competitive tendering process through City West's development framework.
City West's Nigel Sedman said: “We are looking forward to working with Lovell to build much needed new homes in Little Hulton. These new-build projects will provide the local economy with a major boost and regenerate communities, while continuing to support the sustainable growth of our neighbourhoods.
“We remain committed to providing homes in neighbourhoods that people are proud to live in and we look forward to welcoming our new residents once the schemes are complete.”
Lovell's regional director, Nigel Yates, added: “We’re delighted to have been chosen to deliver this new development - our first project for City West Housing Trust.
“Kenyon Gateway will create modern, high-quality affordable homes for rent alongside properties which will enable local people to take their first step on to the housing ladder through City West’s low-cost home ownership scheme.”