First bricks are laid at Cross Keys Homes’ Peverels development
Published by Katie for Cross Keys Homes in Housing and also in Care and Support, Communities
First bricks being laid
A new development which is set to provide 17 affordable chalet bungalows in time for Peterborough’s largest housing association’s 10th birthday, is progressing well following the start of the brickwork stage.
In a special ceremony which saw one of the first bricks being laid at the Peverels in Dogsthorpe by Cross Keys Homes’ Head of Neighbourhoods and Communities, Joan Tibbs, and their contractor Lindum Peterborough's Managing Director, Mick Papworth; the development is now progressing with great speed.
The two-bedroom chalet bungalows will each have a wheelchair accessible bedroom and bathroom at ground floor level and are being designed to ensure they meet the ‘Secure by Design’ and ‘Code for Sustainable Homes - level 3’ accreditations.
Aimed at people who need some extra support, the scheme once built will provide suitable housing which takes into account future needs, thanks to the Homes and Communities Agency grant funding.
Based on a similar design of a previous successful development in Eye by Cross Keys Homes and Lindum Peterborough, which saw the development achieve a number of accolades including featuring in Inside Housing’s top 50 affordable housing developments and securing a position in the top five as best specialist development for 2013; the Peverels development is set to become a popular, much in demand scheme.
Cross Keys Homes’ Head of Neighbourhoods and Communities, Joan Tibbs, said: “In the current climate finding affordable housing is harder than ever so I am delighted that this new scheme will help to give 17 couples, or even people with a live in carer, a place to call home at a price they can afford, which also takes into account their future requirements while enabling them to still retain their independence.”
Joan added: “We still however need access to more parcels of public land so that we can continue to build more of the right homes, in the right places and at the right price and will continue to support the National Housing Federation’s ‘yes to homes’ campaign."
Lindum Peterborough's Managing Director, Mick Papworth, added: “Lindum are delighted to be partnering with Cross Keys Homes on another local scheme to create modern homes, helping towards the much needed requirements for housing in Peterborough. To be building affordable homes for people in our own community is also particularly rewarding for us, as a local construction company.”
Having started on site in January this year, Lindum Peterborough is due to complete the project by this autumn.
If you would like to support the National Housing Federation’s ‘yes to homes’ campaign then make sure you sign their petition calling for more homes by visiting: www.yestohomes.co.uk