18 New Council houses break ground offering homes for up to 77 new residents

Thursday 14 December 2017

Construction work is now well underway on a range of essential Council housing projects in Wolverton and Fishermead.

The Council are working with YourMK and Mears New Homes on these projects and the homes are being built in a drive to reduce the need to have homeless families in temporary accommodation whilst increasing the council housing available for Milton Keynes residents.

Started in September and with a scheduled finish date of July 2018, all the homes will be allocated to those on housing waiting lists and have been designed larger than the minimum requirements set out by the government for social housing.

 

In Franklins Croft, Wolverton, the following homes are under construction:

5 x 3 bedroom houses with accommodation for up to 25 people

4 x 2 bedroom houses with accommodation for up to 16 people

 

In Kellan Drive, Fishermead, 9 x 2 bedroom apartments with accommodation for up to 36 people are also under construction.

 

Milton Keynes Council cabinet member with responsibility for housing, Councillor Nigel Long said: “These new developments are an important step in providing much needed housing for those most in need in our city.

As our city grows we are showing our commitment to genuinely affordable housing, reducing homelessness and regeneration.”

 

David Gleeson, Managing Director of YourMK said: “We are very proud to be leading the development for Milton Keynes Council, working with Mears New Homes as well as local architects in the design and construction of the schemes to deliver for the people of the city. These will be high quality, energy efficient homes, built to a high quality specification.”

 

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Breaking Ground at Franklins Croft
Photo: Left to Right: Chris Shankland, Finance Director, Mears New Home / Tony Biddiscombe, Land and New Business Director, Mears New Homes / Councillor Nigel Long, Milton Keynes Council  / David Gleeson, Managing Director, YourMk