Cross Keys Homes' development named one of the best in the country
Published by Katie for Cross Keys Homes in Housing and also in Communities
George Matthews Gardens
Cross Keys Homes is delighted to have its redevelopment of George Matthews Gardens in Eye selected as one of the top affordable housing developments in the UK.
The development also secured a top five position as the best specialist development.
The UK’s top 50 affordable developments for 2014 were selected from entries covering over 8,000 new homes by a panel of housing and regeneration experts assembled by Inside Housing magazine.
George Matthews Gardens inclusion in this prestigious list demonstrates the quality and success of the development which provides a community hall and 13 chalet bungalows, each with wheelchair accessible bedroom and bathroom at ground floor level.
Julian Foster, Director of Resources at Cross Keys Homes, said: “We are delighted to be included in this list of ground-breaking developments for the second year running which highlights the high standards of design and construction we are achieving.
“We are hugely grateful for the grant support we have received from the Homes and Communities Agency and our partnership arrangement with Lindum Sturgeon, Peterborough City Council, PRP and David Turnock Architects on this development.
“Being recognised as one of the top five in the country for specialist developments is fantastic news and shows that we are committed to transforming local areas to create places which local people feel proud to live in and call home.”
All of the new chalets have been let on affordable rents to the over 55s and have been designed as short terraces around a central courtyard, enabling residents to keep an eye out for each other and create a small friendly community.
George Matthews Gardens replaces a former sheltered housing scheme, George Matthews Court, which had become dated and no longer fit for purpose.