Great Places is continuing its investment in Blackburn’s Mill Hill area by committing to another £6m housing development.
The social landlord will build 42 new homes for affordable rent on a brownfield site on the junction of New Wellington Street and Queens Terrace.
This new scheme will add to Great Places’ existing 900-home stock in the town and the new homes it is building nearby at sites including Shorrock Lane and Bowen Street – a total investment of more than £32m in Blackburn.
The new scheme will feature eight one-bed homes, 22 two-bed homes, and 12 three-bed homes on the former industrial site.
Helen Spencer, director of Development, said: “We’re committed to playing our part in tackling the housing crisis. Our New Wellington Street development will provide affordable homes and transform the local streetscape, removing another derelict site.
“Our plans will look to transform what had become a well-known eyesore over the years into an area with some fantastic new homes, which will provide a significant boost to the local area.
“The site has its challenges with two high retaining walls, which presented an issue. However, we’ve been able to overcome the challenges the site posed and have been able to incorporate the walls and ensure an attractive street layout and the most efficient use of the land.
“Great Places has a very ambitious development programme across Lancashire over the coming years, and we look forward to see these homes built.”
The development is due to be completed in early 2022.
Great Places Housing Group has 24,000 homes in more than 30 local authority areas across the North West and Yorkshire.
Image: Artists impression of new Great Places homes in New Wellington
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