Partners celebrate start of work on 620 homes in Kenilworth
Representatives from Warwick District Council and Local Housing Company, Milverton Homes joined Vistry Group to inspect the progress being made by developer Countryside Partnerships on a scheme which will see 620 much-needed homes being built in Kenilworth over the next six years.
Almost half of the new development which is located in close proximity to the new Kenilworth School is made up of affordable homes, benefitting from advanced building fabric efficiencies including air source heat pumps and solar panels giving them a net-zero carbon rating.
Once complete the 248 two-, three- and four- bedroom houses will be made available for rent or shared ownership through Warwick District Council’s HomeChoice Scheme. A further 62 will be offered at market rents through the Council’s Housing company Milverton Homes.
The remaining 310 properties comprising two-bedroom apartments and two-, three and four-bedroom homes will be offered for private sale under the Linden Homes and Bovis Homes brands.
Adam Daniels, Divisional Managing Director, Midlands, Countryside Partnerships said: “Joint ventures such as this provide a range of high-quality family homes to suit people from all walks of life."
"The blend of open market and affordable properties provides a wonderfully diverse neighbourhood where communities can thrive.”
Darren Beale, Managing Director, West Midlands South, Countryside Partnerships said: “It is fantastic to see the progress being made by the joint venture with Milverton Homes and Warwick District Council, providing hundreds of family homes where they are needed most.”
Lisa Barker, chair of Milverton Homes, said: “This flagship development will be the first of several brought forward through our Local Housing Company, Milverton Homes."
"Our new homes offer those who want to live in our district the opportunity to rent a high quality and energy efficient home with an aim of driving up quality within the private rented sector.”
Councillor Jan Matecki, Warwick District Council’s portfolio holder for Homes, Health and Wellbeing, said: “The Council is working hard to meet the housing needs of a growing population and is proud that so many people consider Kenilworth to be a welcoming and safe place to make their home."
"It is therefore vital for good-quality, sustainable homes continue to be built in this area, including new council homes and affordable homes suitable for households on a variety of income levels. These new homes located within walking distance of the new school, will therefore be a real asset for our town.”
A sales hub for the Stoneleigh View development is now open and located off Glasshouse Lane.