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Works starts on new council homes

New cbc homesThe diggers have rolled on site and work started on Monday 26 October to build 10 new council owned homes at four former garage sites across the town.

The redevelopment of these sites marks the first new Cheltenham Borough Council (CBC) owned homes to be built since the eighties. This follows changes previously announced by the government which provides councils with greater freedoms and flexibilities over the way they can invest in their housing stock.

We are delighted to be leading on the development and building contractors J Harper and Sons from Leominster has been appointed to carry out the construction works.

Spread across four former garage sites at Coniston Road, Haweswater Road, Redgrove Road and Parkbury Close, these 10 homes will join the 84 new properties for rent CBH has built in partnership with CBC since 2011.

Our Chief Executive, Paul Stephenson, said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with CBC once again to develop more high quality homes which will complement the surrounding area and provide homes to meet local housing need. We are all looking forward to seeing the homes finished and welcoming new families into the community.”

Designed by architects Quattro Design, the new homes will range from 1 bedroom flats to a 4 bedroom house and will boast eco features to help tenants save money on fuel bills including high performing boilers and high levels of insulation.

Cllr Peter Jeffries, cabinet member for housing at CBC, said: “It’s great to see work has started on the build of these new council homes. This is really good for Cheltenham as there is a growing demand for affordable housing across the town. By increasing the provision we are supporting our aim to strengthen local communities.”

The mix of properties will include a 4 bedroom house at Parkbury Close, three 3 bedroom houses at Redgrove Road, two 1 bedroom flats and two 2 bedroom flats at Haweswater Road and a further two 3 bedroom houses at Coniston Road.

The development is expected to be completed mid October 2016 and will be delivered by building contractors J Harper and Sons of Leominster, architects Quattro Design and managing agent and quantity surveyor Baily Garner.

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Notes for editors

Cheltenham Borough Homes:

  • CBH is one of the top rated ALMOs (Arms Length Management Organisations) in the country. ALMOs are not for profit companies that run social housing services for their local council
  • Currently CBH manage and maintain around 5,000 tenant and leasehold properties with high satisfaction and performance levels, when compared nationally with other housing providers
  • CBH put their customers at the heart of what they do; working with them to shape services and ensure the company focuses on local need
  • CBH deliver more than high quality core landlord services: they have an ongoing programme building new homes and regenerating communities; they support people to find work and employment; work to improve financial inclusion and develop stock to make it more energy efficient

Press contact: Catherine Best e: catherine.best@cheltborohomes.org t: 01242 775317  

 

 
 

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