Tom Keighley

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£1.65m Carlisle affordable housing project underway

Two Castles Housing Association has started work on a £1.65m scheme in Carlisle, following £325,000 of investment from the Homes and Communities Agency.

The development at Newtown Meadows is being built in partnership with affordable housing developer Lovell and Carlisle City Council.

Rob Brittain, property services director at Two Castles Housing Association, said:“Over the last five years we have successfully worked in partnership with both Lovell and Carlisle City Council to provide a range of affordable new homes in the area.

“This has included 26 new homes built in partnership with Lovell at its nearby Raffles development and a further 29 homes working closely with Carlisle City Council at Heysham Gardens.

“The overall transformation of the area has been hugely successful for building a range of much-needed mixed-tenure homes throughout the estate, whilst also breathing new life into the community.

“There is still a high demand for quality housing to rent across Carlisle, so we’re delighted for work to get underway as part of this new scheme which we hope will continue to benefit local people who need it the most.”

Deborah McLaughlin Executive Director for the North West at HCA, added: “It’s great news that work is underway on these much needed new affordable homes. This announcement is a major achievement for Two Castles Housing Association and reinforces both their and our commitment to improving housing provision for local people.

“This phase of development is a major milestone in the continued regeneration of the area and I look forward to working with partners on this phase of the development to deliver quality homes that meet local ambitions.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Tom Keighley .

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