Work set to start on £13m Lancashire scheme for more than 100 affordable homes

More than 110 ‘affordable’ homes are set to be built in Lancashire after developers completed the purchase of land.

By Jon Ball
Friday, 22nd January 2021, 1:29 pm

MCI Developments, part of national homebuilder Keepmoat Homes, has teamed up with social housing provider Together Housing to develop the £13 million scheme in Nelson.

The scheme will see 114 homes built, comprising a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom bungalows and two, three and four-bedroom houses – all of which will be available for ‘affordable’ rent.

Work is set to start next month after purchase of the development site, off Priory Chase, between Clough Head playground and Clough Head Valley Park, was completed.

An artist's impression of another Keepmoat Homes development.

Alex Wood, MCI regional managing director, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Together Housing for the first time to deliver this scheme.

“We were keen to work with a partner who had the same vision to transform the site into a thriving inclusive community, providing local people and local families with the opportunity to live in a new, energy-efficient home at an affordable rent level.

“With 100 per cent of the development being available for affordable rent, we’re excited to commence construction on site and we look forward to delivering these much-needed new homes.”

Russell Gallagher, Together Housing development project manager, said, “Together Housing is delighted to have partnered with MCI on this new development in Nelson.

An aerial view of the development site off Priory Chase, Nelson, between Clough Head playground and Clough Head Valley Park.

“The residential housing scheme will provide excellent new homes and help meet the demand for quality, affordable housing in the North West.

“We are very much looking forward to working with the team from MCI on this project.”

The scheme is expected to take three years to complete.

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