12 February 2020
Platform Housing Group, working in partnership with Aqua Construction, AFA Development Consultancy Construction and Quattro Design Architects has successfully completed its first new build project in the Stroud District.
The development in Fountain Crescent, Wotton-Under-Edge, Stroud, was completed in November 2019 and consists of twenty-two units – eighteen houses and four maisonettes. Of the houses, six are for shared ownership.
The development cost £3.9 million, which was provided by Platform Housing Group, Stroud Council and the Homes England Affordable Homes Programme.
Marc Howard, Regional Development Manager, said: “Platform is pleased to have delivered its first new build in the Stroud District. Platform, Aqua Construction and Stroud District Council have delivered 22 new, high quality affordable homes that blend in and enhance this beautiful area in Wotton-Under-Edge. This project shows how Platform, a Strategic Partner for Homes England, can work with local authorities in utilising public land for delivering affordable homes for rent and sale.”
Jason Wasley, Managing Director, said: “Aqua Construction are delighted with the finished development at Dauncey Close. Everyone on the team, from architect to site labourer, has worked really hard on this project and the results are plain to see: a high quality finish to 22 new homes. We’re enormously satisfied to have delivered the scheme on time and under budget and, most importantly, that 22 families are now able to enjoy the benefits of brand new, energy-efficient and secure homes. Platform Housing Group has been a fantastic client partner throughout the project and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”
The development will provide much needed new homes to the area, Cllrs Ken Tucker & George James (Liberal Democrat, Wotton Ward) commented: “This development provides 22 much-needed affordable properties on disused Stroud District Council-owned land in our town. Stroud District Council has contributed nearly £900,000 from the sale of council properties to enable these homes to be built. We know that Wotton residents are keen that these properties are made available for local families and when we visited some residents recently, they told us they were delighted with the standard and the spacious layout of this development.”
Cllr Catherine Braun (Green, Wotton Ward) said: “It’s great to see that the building works have now been completed and people are moving into their new homes. It’s taken a long time to bring the project to fruition, and I’m really pleased that Stroud District Council has been able to support this scheme to provide affordable properties for rent and shared ownership to meet the demand in Wotton”
For further information please contact Marc Howard, Regional Development Manager at Platform Housing Group on 01684 579457 or email him at Marc.Howard@platformhg.com.
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