Living Space Housing to deliver affordable homes in Telford

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Living Space Housing has commenced construction work at a 2.1-acre affordable housing scheme, located on brownfield land off Park Road in the Malinslee ward of Telford, Shropshire

Living Space secured planning consent earlier this year and will deliver the construction contract in its entirety, which 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 accommodation mix for the Park Road development comprises four one-bedroom maisonettes, nine two-bedroom houses, 21 three-bedroom houses, two two-bedroom bungalows and two three-bedroom bungalows.

Six of the homes will be purpose-built for disabled residents.

The scheme will be constructed in red brick with striking rendered features and all 38 homes will have designated parking provision.

The architect for the scheme is Birmingham-based residential design specialist BM3Waldeck Consulting is the employer agent, Couch Consulting is the engineer and MV Kelly the civils contractor.

The first homes will be available for occupation before 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.

“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 our second development in Telford where we are on site, with a third site – located off Majestic Way – currently awaiting planning approval.

“We are also actively seeking other immediate and longer-term development opportunities and have the funding in place to progress such deals.”

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