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RHP opens first development of new affordable homes in Kingston

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Published by Eddie for Richmond Housing Partnership Limited in Housing and also in Communities

RHP opens Kingston Road development RHP opens Kingston Road development

RHP opened its first development of affordable homes in Kingston with a visit from the borough’s Mayor last week.

The development at 59 Kingston Road, New Malden is made up of one- and two-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom houses and will be available for residents on Kingston’s housing register from this month. The development was made possible with funding from the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and the Greater London Authority (GLA).

David Done, Chief Executive of RHP, says: “This is a really exciting development and RHP is delighted to be able to provide more affordable homes in Kingston. We are passionate about creating attractive, high quality homes in sustainable communities and this development makes a positive contribution to the local area. Thanks go to the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and the GLA for their essential funding – working in partnership enabled us to deliver 100% affordable housing on a site that might otherwise have been sold on the open market.”

Cllr Penny Shelton, Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, says: “I was pleased to be at the opening of this welcome new addition to the supply of quality, affordable homes in the borough. Developments such as this splendid mix of properties are giving more local people the chance of a home that I am sure they will be happy and proud to live in.

The development has also been nominated in the Building or Property Project category of the 2degrees Champions Awards 2014, celebrating innovation in sustainable business. The buildings are fitted with solar panels, and all homes meet the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 which will help keep fuel bills low for new customers.

Bernard Tansey, Executive Chairman at Mizen Group Co, says: “All the stakeholders in this project will readily agree the finished product is comparable with the best in locally available private housing, and all of it a tribute to the competent and experienced professional project team put together by Mizen for RHP, under the leadership of Geoff Fox, RHP’s Director of Development.”

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