Monday, 5 December 2011

Affordable new homes unveiled in Tingley

Local landlord Accent Foundation working in partnership with Leeds City Council have unveiled 25 affordable new homes for the over 55s in Tingley.

Eastleigh Mews, which was completed earlier this month, is a development of 20 two bedroom apartments and five, two bedroom bungalows.

Accent, a locally based housing association providing homes for over 3,500 residents across Yorkshire and Humberside, and has built a number of new homes in partnership with Leeds City Council.

Eastleigh Mews is the penultimate scheme in what is a major build programme with the council, which has created over 200 new homes across the city of Leeds in the last two years. The scheme cost £2 million to develop, and funding was provided by the Homes and Communities Agency, the government’s national regeneration agency for England.

Councillor Peter Gruen, Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for neighbourhoods and housing said:

“We have worked with Accent to deliver over 200 homes across the city recently and it is great to see a number of new homes for the over 55s being offered for social rent. As a council, we are committed to providing homes as and where we can, and these new build properties are a good example of this.

“The present affordable homes building programme is now drawing to a close, but we are determined to continue to explore every avenue to provide as many affordable homes as possible in Leeds to bridge the current gap between supply and demand.”

Accent Foundation Managing Director Claire Stone said:

“I’m very pleased to see the completion and opening of Eastleigh Mews. Throughout the planning and building work, we have worked closely with Leeds City Council, our main contractors ESH Property Services, and the Homes and Communities Agency to ensure the homes are built to the best modern design standards and meet the needs and aspirations of the local people who will be living in them.”

For more information, please contact the Accent press office on 01274 536 096.

Editor’s Notes

Accent Foundation

Accent Foundation is part of Accent Group, a housing association providing over 19,000 homes to around 34,000 families across the UK. Accent Foundation manages over 3,500 of these homes and employs over 100 staff from its Bradford city centre office.


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