£4.2m Coventry development on track for summer completion
Work on our £4.2m affordable housing development in Coventry is gathering pace and is set for completion this summer.
Midland Heart are working in partnership with construction company Bouygues UK and Coventry City Council, supported by funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
The development of 36 new homes will transform the site of an old Council Depot building on William Lewis Walk into a mixture of one, two, three and four bedroomed houses and flats for affordable rent and shared ownership.
Carl Larter, executive director of assets at Midland Heart said: “We are delighted to be bringing these high quality, affordable homes to the Midlands, not only regenerating the area but also providing opportunities for first time buyers to take a step onto the housing ladder.”
Work started on site in May 2016 and is progressing well with some homes built up to the first floor and others having roofs fitted.
Ward Councillor Tim Mayer said “It is really important to open up Westwood Ward and Coventry's forgotten areas. The recent construction boom across the ward is helping regenerate areas without encroaching on green belt land and ensure first time buying and young families can start a new life in a wonderful area. The developers have done a superb job regenerating William Lewis Walk; I am looking forward to seeing the first new residents move in."
The new homes are part of the HCA’s New Affordable Homes Programme which aims to increase the supply of new affordable homes in England by March 2018.
Craig Tatton, chief operating officer at Bouygues UK added: "This is a fantastic project, transforming an old council depot into high-quality housing and contributing to the regeneration of the local community. As we enter the final straight, we are excited to be bringing this development to life, as we turn it from a construction site into much-needed new homes."
Work on site is due to be completed summer 2017.