New affordable housing development opens in Peterborough

John Holdich and  David Fowler at the opening of flats at Central Park Close, Eastfield Road. EMN-150523-090304009
John Holdich and David Fowler at the opening of flats at Central Park Close, Eastfield Road. EMN-150523-090304009
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Housing officials, developers, city dignitaries and residents marked the opening of a new affordable housing development for 26 families and single people in Peterborough.

The homes, owned by Axiom Housing Association, are in the newly named Central Park Close off Eastfield Road in Peterborough where the opening event took place on Friday (May 22).

The £2.1 million scheme was designed by Peterborough-based architect David Turnock based on its design of Axiom’s Cottesmore Close development.

Lindum Construction built the scheme, which was funded by Axiom and supported by a grant of £450,000 from Peterborough City Council.

Louise Platt, corporate services director for Axiom, said: “This scheme is the result of combined inspiration and collaboration from staff, board members and partners.”

Council leader Cllr John Holdich (pictured with Axiom chair David Fowler) officially opened the scheme.

He said: “I think this scheme is brilliant and as a supporter of the social housing movement for 30 plus years it makes me extremely proud.

“Axiom provides a real diversity of housing for all walks of life and they have great staff that really care.”

Mick Papworth, managing director of Lindum Peterborough, said: “We are pleased to have been the successful contractor on this important development and we feel the completed homes are an excellent example of how good affordable houses can be.”

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson also attended the event.

He said: “Following Axiom’s Cottesmore Close scheme this is another exemplary development which is in keeping with the neighborhood and an example of high-quality affordable housing.”