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Surgery transformed into sustainable new homes


Published by Anonymous for Sanctuary Housing Association in Housing and also in Local Government

New homes completed in Plymouth New homes completed in Plymouth

The site of a former doctor’s surgery has been transformed to create four new homes in the Prince Rock area of Plymouth.

These new properties have been developed by leading housing and care provider Sanctuary Group on the site of the old Wycliffe Surgery on the corner of Elliott Road and Radford Avenue. The £500,000 project, supported by Plymouth City Council and part funded by the Homes and Communities Agency, includes one 2-bedroom and three 3-bedroom family houses, all available on for affordable rent.

The new homes have been built by Sanctuary Group’s contractors Galliford Try Partnerships South West and have been designed to complement existing architecture in the street, with red bricks to match surrounding buildings and stonework for the garden walls. The new homes are also energy-efficient making them economical for future residents to live in.

Justin Cartwright, Sanctuary Group’s project manager in the south west, said: “This development has delivered all that it promised – four beautiful new family homes designed and finished to the highest standards, creating greater housing choice for families in Radford.

“We are proud to have played our part in the wider regeneration of Radford and we wish every happiness to those moving in to their new homes.”

Councillor Mark Lowry, Plymouth City Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance said: “These new houses not only help support the plan for homes we have outlined for the city -  making sure we support people to rent affordable, high quality and fuel efficient homes – they have the added benefit of replacing a building that was no longer in use.”

Tony Lane, Commercial Director from Galliford Try Partnerships South West, said: “Plymouth is a key area of focus for our business in the South West and we are delighted to have been able to work with both Plymouth City Council and Sanctuary Group to deliver these much needed affordable homes for the local people.”

These four new houses in Elliott Road are part of a wider regeneration of the area that has included major improvements to over 200 homes in Radford as well as the provision of a new office development and a further 21 new homes in River View Lane due to complete in the summer.

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