Living Space Housing has officially begun the development of a 2.1-acre affordable housing scheme in Shropshire.
Living Space secured planning consent earlier this year for the development, which is located on brownfield land off Park Road in the Malinslee ward of Telford.
The housing provider will deliver the construction contract in its entirety, which altogether is worth over £6m.
All 38 homes are being delivered to The Wrekin Housing Group for affordable rent to help meet local housing needs.
The Park Road development comprises four one-bed maisonettes, nine two-bed houses, 21 three-bed houses, two two-bed bungalows and two three-bed bungalows.
Six of the homes will be purpose-built for disabled residents.
The scheme will be constructed in red brick with prominent rendered features, and all 38 homes will have designated parking provision.
The architect for the scheme is Birmingham-based residential design specialist BM3, Waldeck Consulting is the employer agent, Couch Consulting is the engineer, and MV Kelly is the civils contractor.
The first homes will be available by the end of 2021.
A need for affordable homes
Matt Beckley, development manager for The Wrekin Housing Group, said: “This scheme will be very well received because of its convenient location, great transport links, and range of local amenities.
“We are very pleased to be working with Living Space and look forward to being able to hand the keys over to our new residents.”
Steve Davies, managing director of Living Space Housing, said: “Having secured detailed planning consent for this scheme in April, we are so pleased to now be underway with the construction programme.
“We have a very skilled team working on this project and are thankful for all the support we have received from The Wrekin Housing Group.
“We hope this will be the first of many schemes that we can partner on together in order to help meet local housing needs.”
Davies added: “While so much new housing and investment has been stalled due to the impact of COVID-19, we are working in accordance with our robust Safe Operating Procedure, which is keeping everyone safe across our development portfolio during this unprecedented year.”
Park Road is Living Space Housing’s second development in Telford where it is operating on site.
It has a third site, located off Majestic Way, that is currently awaiting planning approval.
Living Space also says it is “actively seeking” other immediate and longer-term development opportunities and that is has the necessary funding in place.
Image: Living Space Housing staff break ground on their Park Road development in Telford
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