Affordable new homes on their way in Shiregreen
Published by Gareth Holmes for Sanctuary Housing Association in Housing and also in Communities
Lord Mayor of Sheffield Cllr Peter Rippon , Mayoress of Sheffield Susan Rippon, Nathan Brough, regional operations manager Keepmoat, and Tim Wray, Project Manager – Sanctuary Group.
Sanctuary Group invited local partners and the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Councillor Peter Rippon along to its site in Shiregreen to see the excellent progress being made with the development.
The £700,000 scheme in Ecclesfield Road will see the creation of five affordable new family homes, available for rent, which are being built by Sanctuary’s construction partner Keepmoat Regeneration.
As with so many of Sanctuary’s developments, this new project will deliver much-needed affordable housing and has helped create apprenticeship opportunities for local people.
To celebrate the progress with construction, Councillor Peter Rippon and other partners donned hard hats and protective clothing and joined Sanctuary and Keepmoat for a tour of the site and a closer look at the plans for the development.
Rob Harbourne, Sanctuary’s development manager for the North, said: “This new development in Shiregreen will provide five new high quality affordable family homes, something we feel is well worth celebrating, especially as it tidies up an area next to the recently built Park View Care Home.”
Councillor Peter Rippon commented: “I am delighted that work has started on this development. It further strengthens the council’s partnership with Sanctuary Group and will broaden the level of affordable housing available in the Shiregreen area. The homes will also compliment other developments planned for the former Woolley Wood School and Papermill Road sites, which we are also looking forward to being completed.”
Nathan Brough, regional operations manager at Keepmoat, added: “We are very pleased to be working with Sanctuary to bring these much-needed family homes to Sheffield.
“Our partnership with Sanctuary has enabled many communities to benefit from both high quality new homes and training and employment opportunities, and we are delighted that this can continue at Ecclesfield Road.”
The Ecclesfield Road development is part funded by the Homes and Communities Agency and is expected to complete in Autumn of this year.