Work underway on Newbold Homes

Date published: 16 July 2012

Housing mutual Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) has started on site in Newbold to build six modern terraced properties comprising four bedroom family homes which will be available for affordable rent.

Clare Tostevin, Head of Strategy and Regeneration at RBH said: “Waithlands Road is one of several new build schemes for RBH. These architect designed properties will meet the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 making them efficient to run and are also built to Secured by Design principles.

“Our research shows there is a shortage of quality affordable family housing in the borough. To help address this demand we have secured investment of £2.1m through the Homes and Communities Agency’s (HCA) Affordable Homes Programme that will deliver 100 new homes for Rochdale over the next few years.”

Deborah McLaughlin, Executive Director for the North West added: “It’s great that work is now underway to build these much needed family homes and I’m pleased to be working so closely with RBH to invest in and support housing schemes across Rochdale.

"I am sure the new homes will be warmly welcomed by local families and look forward to seeing the development progress.”

The Casey Group is working with RBH on the project which was given planning permission in 2010.

Dave Kelly, Project Manager at The Casey Group said: “We are delighted to be working with RBH on this scheme which will provide much needed homes meeting high standards of energy efficiency.”

The scheme is expected to be completed by March 2013 and Clare Tostevin said: “As well as providing valuable new homes, the £600,000 bespoke design will have a positive impact on the neighbourhood and improve what was a vacant site.”

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