Sustainable property firm delivers projects first affordable homes

Credit: Citu

Sustainable property company Citu has delivered its first affordable homes within the Aire Lofts apartment scheme, at the heart of the pioneering, multi award-winning Climate Innovation District in Leeds.

Eight one and two-bedroom apartments are now available with the first residents set to move in imminently. This tranche is part of Aire Lofts, in partnership with social housing provider Leeds Community Homes (LCH) and is the first of three phases of affordable homes being developed at the Climate Innovation District which will ultimately offer a total of 16 homes within the community.

Three homes in this phase are being marketed as shared ownership opportunities with the remainder available through social rent agreements.

Once complete, Aire Lofts will consist of 108 one and two-bedroom apartments, with a handful of bespoke penthouses. These have been designed around open, shared outdoor spaces, including a large central green, purposefully bringing residents together to create a social and inclusive community.

Citu managing director Jonathan Wilson said, “Often developments treat affordable housing as an inconvenient add-on to be accommodated, rather than an opportunity to build a truly inclusive and diverse community where every person has something of value to contribute. We focus on making sustainable living, and inclusive design completely accessible we will of course do the right thing for the right reasons this approach has been rooted in the Climate Innovation District from when the very first home was built..”

Jimm Reed, LCH development director, added: “Since the very beginning we have enjoyed a close relationship with Citu and have been really encouraged by their vision of a truly inclusive community where everyone is welcome. You can see that already even with the District only part-occupied, it really is an incredible place.”

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