The 12 two and three-bedroom homes for social rent and nine two and three-bedroom homes for shared ownership are on Glen Road, Morley.
The three two- and three-bedroom homes for social rent and nine two- and three-bedroom homes for shared ownership have been built at Glen Road, Morley.
The properties are among the first to be delivered through Leeds City Council’s Affordable Housing Strategic Partnership, which was established to use council-owned land to attract public funding so that more affordable housing can be built.
The homes at Glen Road have been built by city-based affordable housing developer Lovell and the shared ownership properties will be managed by Accent Foundation.
**************** MEDIA OPPORTUNITY ****************
WHAT: Councillors, residents from the local community and the media with have an opportunity to view one of the newly completed properties in advance of tenants and homeowners moving in.
WHERE: Glen Road, Morley
WHEN: Thursday 16th December at 10am.
In total, Accent Foundation will be developing 325 new affordable homes for rent and shared ownership across the city.
Councillor Geoff Driver, Leeds City Council’s lead member for housing, said:
“This is a very exciting development because these are very well designed and well built properties.
“By providing accommodation for people suffering from overcrowding, it means we can tackle both that issue and free up other council homes for people on the waiting list.
“In the face of the recession and against many people’s expectations, we are delivering new high quality affordable and council housing in Leeds.”
Noel Adams, Lovell regional director, said:
“As a Leeds-based company, it’s been particularly rewarding working with Leeds City Council and Accent Foundation to deliver this important scheme at Glen Road, creating new, high-quality affordable homes. The development will bring about real benefits for people living locally.”
Notes to editors
Lovell is a leading UK provider of affordable housing. The company has expertise in new-build, regeneration and refurbishment while its responsive and planned maintenance business Lovell Respond provides comprehensive maintenance and estates management services. With offices in England, Scotland and Wales, Lovell offers a unique one-stop shop of services with the ability to build homes, offer a full menu of tenure options and maintenance for life. Lovell is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group operating through four divisions of fit out, construction and infrastructure, affordable housing and urban regeneration, and an investment unit. Media contact: Ragan Beale / Andrew Gray, E=MC2 Public Relations Tel: 01747 871752
For media enquiries please contact:
Michael Molcher, Leeds City Council (0113) 224 3937