Work begins to construct more than 40 'affordable' homes in Peterborough

Construction is under way of 45 affordable homes in Peterborough.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 1:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 2:13 pm
From left, are, Cross Keys Homes executive director of development and sales, David Keeling, consultant Gary Williamson, partner with Ridge. and contractor Lindum Peterboroughs managing director, Mick Papworth.

A ceremony was held to put down the first brick for the scheme in New Road, Woodston, that will feature 23 two-bedroom homes and 8 three-bedroom homes for rent.

In addition, there will be eight two-bedroom homes and six three-bedroom homes for shared ownership for housing association Cross Keys Homes.

The building work is being carried out by Lindum Peterborough.

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The event was attended by Cross Keys Homes’ executive director of development and sales, David Keeling, contractor Lindum Peterborough’s managing director, Mick Papworth and consultant Gary Williamson, a partner with Ridge.

Mr Keeling, said: “In the current climate finding affordable housing is harder than ever so I am delighted that this new scheme will help to give 45 families and individuals a place to call home, at a price they can afford.”

Cross Keys Homes’ chief executive, Claire Higgins, said: “We want to ensure that local families and individuals are able to live happily and thrive in Peterborough and this is why we are committed as a social enterprise to getting it right and building the new affordable homes that are so desperately needed.”

Mr Papworth said: “With many of our employees living locally we are particularly proud to be part of the team providing these new homes for the benefit of our own community.”

The construction work is due to be completed by February of next year.