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“Affordable” homes nearing completion on former social club site


A DEVELOPMENT of 41 new affordable homes is nearing completion at Warrington – and MP Andy Carter dropped to see progress.

The project is being carried out by Weaver Vale Housing Trust on the site of the former Richmond Social Club at Latchford
It was the Warrington South MP’s second visit to the development, which is to be known as Bowlers View as it looks out over the local bowling green.
He said: “Sites like this meet the Government’s ambition to support housing association development on brownfield areas and I’m really pleased that Weaver Vale Housing Trust have chosen Latchford to build their first new homes in the town.
“Given the high demand for housing in Warrington it’s encouraging to see developments like Bowlers View with modern, safe and affordable housing that’s fit for the future, and I’m really pleased that these new homes will soon be ready for occupation.”
Bowlers View consists of 26 one-bedroom and 15 two-bedroom modern apartments.
Fire safety has been at the forefront of the design with each apartment including built-in sprinkler systems, heat and smoke detectors, automatic ventilation and the latest fire alarm technology.
The homes are fit for the future with electric vehicle charging points, so tenants can have the option to transition to electric cars.
Solar panels have been installed to self-generate electricity and help reduce the impact of rising energy costs for tenants. Homes have been built to achieve high standards of energy efficiency, ensuring they are cost effective for residents to run.
Weaver Vale plan to build more than 600 homes across Cheshire and Warrington by 2024.
Jo Fallon, assistant director of development at Weaver Vale, said: “We have seen a very high demand for homes in the Warrington area and are looking forward to welcoming new customers to their homes at the end of May, which are being let on affordable rents.
“These are modern homes that not only meet our high fire safety standards but will also support the use of green energy, helping reduce costly fuel bills for customers. We believe new build homes should not only meet tenants’ needs now, but into the future as we move towards a greener, more sustainable way of living.”
The scheme is being built by Thelwall-based Lane End Group.
Managing director, Richard Harrison, said: “We are delighted to be handing this development over to our clients shortly. Our team have worked incredibly hard over the last 18 months to ensure that quality, modern and affordable homes can be brought to Warrington.
“Our team have future proofed the homes, with careful planning and attention given to ensuring the homes are as sustainable as possible
“ Lane End is committed to creating homes that enhance communities and this development is not only helping regenerate the local area with the addition of effective, quality homes, but is also included in various social value initiatives under our Lane End New Beginnings scheme, such as charity and community group donations, local labour provision and apprenticeship scheme, which all helps us give back to those areas in which we build.”


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