A big key handover took place this week mark the completion of phases 1 and 2 of Incommunities’ Green Lane housing development on the edge of Bradford city centre.
Sixty-five affordable family homes have been built on a former site of outdated hard to let flats.
The development includes a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes, mainly for rent.
They include new kitchens and bathrooms, energy efficient gas central heating, individual gardens and driveways.
Many of the homes were snapped up within weeks of their completion with the last ones released at the start of 2017.
Yesterday (20th April), local MP Naz Shah (Bradford West) joined Incommunities’ Group Chief Executive, Geraldine Howley at the official opening at Trenton Drive.
The £8.4 million development has been supported with funding from the Homes and Communities Agency and staff from Lumia Homes – the development arm of Incommunities – as the main contractor throughout the construction stages.
Plans are being drawn up for a third phase involving the demolition of a nearby parade of shops to make way for 14 family-sized homes.
Incommunities’ Group Chief Executive, Geraldine Howley said: “It is wonderful to see that residents are enjoying their new homes.
“The development has proved extremely popular with lots of enquiries from people keen to move into the area.
“As a social housing provider we are committed to providing high quality affordable new homes that improve lives and also brings the wider community together.”
Shazma Hannan and her husband Ruman and three children moved to their three-bedroom home from another housing association property and are delighted with the development. Shazma said: “It’s a wonderful house in a quiet attractive neighbourhood. We love it and it’s great living so close to the school.”
Ulfat Naz and her young children moved to the development from an Incommunities’ flat and said: “It’s a lovely property with good-sized rooms and just a short distance from where we lived before. Having a garden is brilliant for the children.
“Incommunities have been really helpful in making the move go so smoothly.”
Naz Shah MP said: “I am delighted to join Incommunities and residents at this exciting development.
“It’s great to see much needed family-sized affordable housing being delivered by Incommunities in this inner city area.
“Looking around these properties I am confident that this investment will breathe new life into the area.”
Rob Pearson, General Manager for the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber at the Homes and Communities Agency said “This exciting development will provide much needed affordable housing in Bradford and is an excellent example of our commitment to increase house building and the supply of new affordable homes.”
“The development continues Incommunities strong track record of delivering more affordable homes for local people and regenerating brownfield sites in the area.”