New homes rise up in Northampton
Published date : 15 November 2012
Foundations will be laid in a matter of weeks for the first new homes at Booth Rise in Northampton – an affordable homes development on Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) land.
Contractor and developer William Davis Ltd will commence work on the £11.2m scheme in December, who was selected for the scheme through HCA’s Delivery Partner Panel (DPP).
The project is due to a partnership between the HCA, William Davis, affordable housing provider Orbit Homes and Northampton Borough Council to create 111 new affordable homes.
Comprising 99 houses (11 of which are Mobility) and 12 apartments, half the homes will be available for affordable rent with the other half for shared ownership.
Richard Cornes, Partnerships Director at William Davis, said:
“Booth Rise will help alleviate Northampton’s current shortage of affordable housing by providing quality homes and a modern, sustainable environment for local families. We look forward to commencing the build programme.”
Anthony Sowden, Area Manager for Midlands South East, said:
“As the first HCA scheme in Northampton to be delivered through our Delivery Partner Panel, we are delighted that the Booth Rise development is about to start on site. It will provide a significant contribution to meet local demand for affordable homes in the town.”
The HCA’s Delivery Partner Panel is a pre-procured framework of developers and development industry contractors, which provides local authorities and housing associations, and the HCA itself, access to a one-stop shop for building related services to speed up the development process.
Chris Jones, Development Director Midlands, Orbit Homes added:
“We are incredibly pleased that, in partnership with William Davis and the HCA, we will be providing quality new homes for more than 100 local families.”
Booth Rise is set to be completed in winter 2014.
Photo caption: HCA view plans for Booth Rise. (L-R) Richard Cornes, William Davis Ltd; Chris Jones, Orbit Homes and Anthony Sowden, HCA Midlands.