New homes handed over to residents across Coventry
Work on a £5.5m project to build 45 new affordable homes in four locations has been completed and properties handed over to residents.
We contracted with Seddon on the developments which are made up of shared ownership homes and affordable rent.
The four sites include:
- Overdale Road – 30 garages were demolished, and seven houses and two flats were completed
- Attoxhall Road – the site at Attoxhall Road has six affordable rent and four shared ownership homes
- Edwin Rodgers House – former buildings were demolished, and seven affordable rent and four shared ownership have been built.
- Harry Stanley House – buildings were demolished, and 15 affordable rent homes have been built.
Our Director of Development Richard Whittaker said: “At Citizen we are committed to building new, affordable and desirable homes across key locations across in the West Midlands.
“These sites in Coventry have been completed to the highest standard by Seddon, who are one of our framework partners, helping us fulfil the need for homes for rent or sale that people can truly afford.
“We hope the people who have moved into the homes enjoy living there.”
Joy Folami has moved into one of the houses after living in temporary accommodation. She said: “I am living here with my partner and four children. I love my house, it’s a lovely area that is quiet.
“It’s my own house and only my family have lived in it – we love that.”
Work initially started on the developments in summer 2019.
Rob Moore, Business Unit Director at Seddon, said: “Affordable homes have to be just that – available to the people who need them most in the places where they’re built.
“Our partnership-led approach to housing delivery is at the heart of what we do at Seddon. These four sites are part of a successful relationship we’ve built with Citizen, which is committed to addressing the issue of affordable housing head on – an aim we embody at Seddon.
“Working closely with Citizen from the outset on any development, we are able to identify what types of homes are needed and bring them to people with minimal disruption, high craftsmanship and low cost.”
In December 2019, Seddon also started work on an innovative £2.1m project for us to turn unused space in existing buildings into 36 new social rent homes across Coventry, Birmingham and Worcester, which was also commissioned through the framework.
It is intended to benefit the communities where projects are delivered, from local labour and apprenticeships, to community projects and reinvestment into areas.