A mix of affordable new homes on their way in Telford
Published by Anonymous for Sanctuary Housing Association in Housing and also in Local Government
Local councillors see progress at Sanctuary's Furnace Rd site
Sanctuary Group invited local partners along to its site in Snedshill in Telford to see the excellent progress being made with the housing development.
The £2.5 million scheme in Furnace Road will see the creation of 23 affordable new homes, with part-funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). This will include 18 properties for rent and five for shared ownership, with a mix of two bedroom apartments and two and three bedroom family houses.
The new homes are being built by Sanctuary Group’s contractor Partner Construction Ltd and are due for completion in December 2014.
As with so many of Sanctuary Group’s housing developments, this new project will create much-needed affordable homes as well as local job and training opportunities.
To celebrate the progress with construction and the benefits the Furnace Road scheme will bring to this part of Telford, local councillors donned hard hats and protective clothing and joined Sanctuary Group and Partner Construction on Monday (7 April) for a tour of the site and a closer look at the plans for the housing development.
Jonathan Mullins, Sanctuary Group’s head of development for the Midlands, said: “This new development in Furnace Road will provide 23 high quality affordable homes, something we feel is well worth celebrating, especially as it will bring new training and employment opportunities at the site throughout the build process at the same time.”
Councillor Charles Smith, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Housing, Development and Borough Towns, said: “I am delighted that work has started on this development. It further strengthens the council’s partnership with the Sanctuary Group and will broaden the level of affordable housing available in the Snedshill area.”
Leigh Cresswell, Business Development Director from Partner Construction Ltd, added: “It is great to see work commencing on this site as it will provide homes for local people who need them the most as well as jobs and apprenticeships for the local community.”
Partner Construction are also hoping to visit Priorslee Primary Academy to give a health and safety talk to children at the school to highlight the dangers of building sites.
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