MEMBER of Parliament Sir Alan Haselhurst, the Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Alan Arnott and residents joined Essex based housing association CHP to launch a new development in Boreham, Chelmsford.
The Coopers development, a former CHP sheltered scheme which was also used as an office for Essex Police Community Support Officers, has been regenerated to provide local residents with 11 affordable homes - six, two and three-bedroom family homes and five one-bedroom apartments for social rent.
Working with residents, constructors, Hill Partnerships, chartered surveyors, Oxbury and Company, and Chelmsford Borough Council, Coopers was redeveloped as renovating the scheme - to provide each property with an individual bathroom - would have halved the number of homes available.
Built to a level three rating of the Code for Sustainable Homes, the development received over £180,000 in grant funding from the Homes and Communities Agency and over £280,000 from CHP private funding.
Brian Shedley, CHP Vice-Chairman, said: “The Cooper development demonstrates our commitment to providing high-quality affordable homes in a village setting for local residents.”
“Congratulations to all those involved with the construction of the Coopers development,” added Sir Alan Haselhurst, Conservative MP for Boreham and Uttlesford. “The properties are very nicely designed and I hope that the residents enjoy living in their new homes for many years to come.”
Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Alan Arnott, commented: “I would like to thank CHP for bringing the development about and wish the residents every success in their new homes for the future.”
Chelmsford Borough Council’s ward member for Boreham and the Leighs, Councillor John Galley, said: “Following the regeneration of the site, the buildings are very impressive and I am very proud to have been part of the design process.”