Trust to build 39 apartments in Widnes
Published by Laura Beckett for Halton Housing Trust in Housing and also in Communities, Local Government
Halton Housing Trust is set to build 39 self-contained homes on a site that has been disused for many years on Albert Road, Widnes. Work has recently started with an expected completion date of March 2015. The scheme will provide homeless people with housing and on-site support for up to six months.
With a change in the demand and style of homeless accommodation required within the Borough, Halton Borough Council, working in partnership with the Trust have identified this scheme as providing a new and improved provision. The scheme will not only provide much needed safe and secure accommodation for residents but will also support them to improve their living skills through the provision of on-site staff, enabling them to move on to independent living as quickly as possible.
Paul Mullane, the Trust’s Director of Development and Investment, said: “It’s fantastic news that we received planning and funding for the project as this will provided much need accommodation of this type in Halton.”
The scheme provides fully self-contained accommodation coupled with the provision of a communal lounge, laundry room and some training facilities.
Councillor Ron Hignett, the Council’s Executive Board Member for the Physical Environment, said “I’m delighted to see this derelict site being redeveloped at last, and particularly as the accommodation will provide a springboard to independent living for those who are unfortunate enough to be homeless.”
The construction of the scheme will be carried out by Dreaming Spires Nasitra Limited which has carried out a number of in developments in the Liverpool area.