£3.6m development on brownfield site progresses

A project bringing 26 affordable homes to Telford has reached a milestone with the first roofs being fitted.

Located on Stadium Way in the village of Hadley, the homes are being built for Accord Housing Association by Living Space Housing.

The £3.6m development is transforming a 1.3-acre brownfield site previously used as a camping and caravan centre, into a mix of one and two bedroom apartments, and two and three bedroom houses for affordable rent.

Sue Carpenter, senior regeneration officer at Accord Housing Association, said: “Accord works incredibly hard to find development opportunities in areas where there is high demand for affordable housing, such as Telford.

“We’re pleased to see these much needed, high quality, affordable homes for local people beginning to take shape. This new scheme will deliver an affordable option for families and individuals looking to rent, helping to meet local housing demands and create happy homes.”

Living Space Housing secured planning consent from Telford & Wrekin Council late last year to develop the 14 two and three-bedroom houses and 12 one and two-bedroom apartments.

Paul Breen, commercial manager at Living Space Housing said: “Despite the unprecedented delays and setbacks brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic, work is progressing at pace at this conveniently-located development site.

“This is our first project with Accord Housing Association, and it was also our first development to get underway in Telford. Our team is working extremely hard to ensure all guidance regarding social distancing and hygiene is adhered to at all times. We are grateful for the support from our sub-contractors, consultants and the Accord team, which will enable these much-needed affordable homes to be delivered within the coming months.”