Work progresses at the new Chaucer Way development in Plymouth as yesterday (26 July) saw the official ground breaking ceremony, which was attended by Councillor Steve Ricketts.
The first joint venture between Sovereign Housing and Kier Living, will offer 137 much-needed new homes with 51 (37%) affordable homes.
This means that new homes will soon be available to local people, while the development will also contribute to the local community through the Kier Living Training Academy which focuses on both theoretical and practical experience as well as enabling all learners to study and sit the CSCS test which is require to work on live developments. Chaucer Way’s new homes were made possible when land was bought from Plymouth City Council and additional funding secured through the Housing and Communities Agency and the Recycled Capital Grant Fund.
Linda Bonnin, Development Director, Sovereign said:
‘With such high demand for housing in Plymouth, we’re proud to be working with the Council and Kier Living to be able to bring these much-needed affordable homes to the area. As well as new homes and training opportunities, this development will also bring road improvements too.’
Plymouth City Councillor Steve Ricketts, Cabinet Member for Transport and Housing Delivery, said: "This project has been a long time in the offing and I'm delighted to see work begin.
"The plot of land here has long been vacant so to see it a hive of building activity is particularly pleasing.
"I can't wait to see the first families move in."