New family homes built in Eastwood as part of a landmark £6 million social housing project scheme in conjunction with the council have been unveiled.
Mayor of Broxtowe, Cllr Iris White welcomed Carly Rose and Daniel Hall, Andrew Finnegan, Dave Brogan, Patricia Taylor and Dora Lawler, the first tenants to new properties on Midland Road, to their new homes after they applied through the council’s Home-Search Choice Based Lettings Scheme.
The development, at a former garage site, has been completed to incorporate two two-bedroom houses and four one-bedroom bungalows, designed and built with high levels of insulation and solar panels to help tackle fuel poverty.
Cllr White said: “I was extremely impressed by the quality and high standard of the new homes and it was a real pleasure to hand keys to the tenants. I wish them all the best in their new home, along with the other new tenants.”
Ted Czerniak, director of housing, Leisure and culture at Broxtowe Council, added: “We are really proud to show off these new homes. This represents a key stepping stone for the significant development of affordable housing within the borough using previously under-utilised land currently owned by the douncil.”
Dominic Waters, development director at Waters Homes which worked on the scheme, said: “The demand for high-quality sustainable housing in Nottinghamshire has never been greater and we’re delighted to be able to help provide this at the development at Midland Road.
“This project has been great to be involved in and to see the final outcome has been extremely satisfying.
“The hard work by everyone on site has paid off and I’m sure residents of Broxtowe will see the benefits for many years to come.”
Prospective tenants can take a 360 degree virtual tour of the properties on the Council’s website at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/housing
The development is one of four social housing projects in the borough worth £6 million.
Future developments are planned in partnership with Nottingham Community Housing Association and money from the Homes and Community Agency which could enable the building of 150 units of accommodation on six key sites throughout the borough.