The site of a former builder’s merchant in a town centre has undergone a major redevelopment.
The site of a former builder’s merchant off Orders Lane, in Kirkham, now houses 26 new affordable homes. The scheme, which includes 20 two-bedroom apartments for rent and six three-bed houses for shared ownership, was officially opened by New Fylde Housing’s chairman, David Morris, and the Mayor of Kirkham, Coun Peter Hardy.
The £3m development received a grant of £1.3 million from the Homes and Communities Agency as part of the national Affordable Homes Programme.
The new homes meet high environmental and sustainability standards, reducing the impact on the environment and running costs for residents. The properties are only available to people with a connection to the Fylde, with priority to those connectied to Kirkham and Wesham.
Interest has been very high, with all of the apartments expected to be let within a week of their completion. The six houses for shared ownership, give local people who may not otherwise have been able it a chance to buy a share in their home.
The mayor said: “The scheme is excellent and has greatly improved an area that has been derelict for too long.”
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