Irwell Valley and Bolton at Home increase affordable homes supply across Bolton

Bolton at Home & Irwell Valley Homes

More than 100 new homes have been built on Chorley Street in Bolton by local housing providers Irwell Valley Homes and Bolton at Home, with funding support from Homes England.

Together, both organisations have their sights set on delivering over 2500 more affordable homes in the region as they look to meet the rising demand locally.

Property prices in Bolton continue to rise, with professionals, couples and young families seeing the town as a good commutable location. This makes it increasingly more difficult for people to access quality, affordable housing locally.

Jon Lord, Bolton at Home CEO, said: “For thousands of people in Bolton, the housing crisis means that they can be at a greater risk of homelessness due to a lack of affordable housing options and many are living in overcrowded households that aren’t suitable or healthy for them.”

With town centres everywhere changing as people’s shopping habits have evolved, there is an opportunity to increase residential development to ensure the long-term sustainability, viability and vitality of the town centre.

The partners chose to re-develop the Chorley Place site for this reason and the new homes have helped to kickstart the local authority’s aspirations for the regeneration of the area.

Sasha Deepwell, Irwell Valley Homes CEO, said: “There is a significant demand for affordable homes in Bolton with the latest new homes at Chorley Place fully reserved before completion.

“We are working together with Bolton at Home and our Local Authority partners to realise our shared aspirations to deliver even more affordable housing, reduce homelessness, increase provision for the aging population and support employment and community cohesion.”

“We are currently building over 100 more affordable homes on the Rivington Chase development which forms part of the regeneration of the former Loco Works in Horwich.

“Once complete the development will provide apartments and family homes with a range of tenure options including affordable rent and shared ownership, helping a range of people access high quality housing to suit their needs.”

Image: Jon Lord – Bolton at Home CEO, Iain Watson – Watson Homes, Karen Barlow – Provider Management, Homes England, Tony Oakman – Chief Executive of Bolton Council, Sasha Deepwell – Irwell Valley Homes CEO

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