Glider Close Christchurch

Former council building given new lease of life

Date: 13 March 2018

A disused former council building in Christchurch has been transformed into 30 new and affordable homes.

Sovereign Housing Association has been working in partnership with Christchurch Borough Council to deliver the new homes in Glider Close, with the first residents having moved into their new home in recent weeks.

The new homes have been built on the site of a former council building after Sovereign bought the land from the local authority in November 2016.

Sarah Newman, Project Manager at Sovereign, said: "We're really pleased to have worked with colleagues at Christchurch Borough Council, as well as Homes England who provided funding, to deliver these much needed new homes for the area. 

"Built on brownfield land, seeing residents moving into their new homes, it just goes to show what can be achieved through great partnership working."

Cllr Sally Derham Wilkes, Chair of the Christchurch Borough Council Community Committee said: "We are delighted with the scheme, not only does it provide much needed affordable homes but it has also improved the environment for the existing residents in Grange Road."

Ten of the 30 new homes are available for an affordable rent, while nine two- and eleven three-bedroom houses are available for sale through shared ownership, offering a first step on the property ladder for people unable to buy on the open market.

Reservations are already being taken, but if you're interested in finding out more about these homes or other shared ownership opportunities with Sovereign Living, please contact us on 0300 330 0718 or visit www.sovereignliving.org.uk.   

All of the new homes, which have been built by Drew Smith, will be completed this month.

Planning for the new homes was obtained in October 2016 following a public consultation.

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