Much Needed Brownfield Housing Begins In Crewe

Your Housing Group has marked the start of their new 143 home development in Crewe by inviting local Councillors, dignitaries and key partners to join them at a turf cutting event on the site of the former Bombardier factory on Dunwoody Way, Crewe.

downloadAll of the 143 homes and apartments being built will be available for affordable rent and shared equity and are being built by Countryside Properties, in partnership with Cheshire East Council.

Designed to create a community within a community – The Carriages, the new name for the housing development – will cost £14m including a grant from the HCA and forms part of Your Housing Group’s extensive affordable homes programme.

In total Your Housing Group has a development programme in excess of £150m and will deliver 1,433 new homes across the region by spring 2015.

Deborah McLaughlin, Executive Director for the North at the HCA, said:
“It is great to see work starting at the Carriages.
Ensuring affordable housing is available where it is needed most remains one of our main priorities, so I look forward to seeing these much-needed homes completed”.

The Carriages will see one bed apartments, two and three bed homes being built on the 6.5 acre site, offering much needed affordable family accommodation to Crewe town centre.
Being built on a former brownfield site, The Carriages is bringing vital housing regeneration to Crewe town centre.

Kathy Cowell OBE DL, Chair of Your Housing Group, also added:
“It is very important to Your Housing Group that our new housing developments benefit the community, and ensure that people who are already a part of that community can afford to live there.
The Carriages sits firmly within the Group’s vision of ‘transforming lives and communities’ and will not only create homes, but also build and reinforce the community.
This type of regeneration of an area is vital to the growth of the town”

The Carriages is due to open in spring 2015 and anyone interested in homes on the development should contact the sales team on 0845 618 5008.

The Carriages turf cutting

Pictured are Cllr Don Stockton – Cheshire East Council, Cllr Dorothy Flude – Mayor of Cheshire East, Kathy Cowell OBE DL – Chair of Your Housing Group, Philip Whitehead – Regional Regeneration Manager – Countryside Properties