We’ve kicked-off a new housing development at Layer Road, the former ground of Colchester United Football Club (CUFC).
We’ve signed a contract to begin constructing 20 homes at CUFC’s former ground - following the U’s relocation to the Weston Homes Community Stadium for the 2008/2009 season - which will provide local residents with a combination of homes for shared ownership and affordable rent in Barside Terrace and Turnstile Square.
Working with construction company, Abbey Developments Limited, and employer’s agent, Paul Jolley Associates; all of the homes will be built to a level-three standard of the government’s Code for Sustainable Homes*. The properties will also meet the Home and Communities Agency’s Design and Sustainability Standards*.
Due for completion in November 2013, the Layer Road development will provide 16 homes for affordable rent – four of which will be wheelchair accessible - and four properties for shared ownership.
Carl Hockey, Development and Regeneration Manager, said: “The Layer Road development can only be described as a unique scheme. We’re excited to begin work on it, as well as being able to provide much needed affordable homes for local people.”
Paul Jolley, Managing Director of Paul Jolley Associates, commented: “We’re delighted to be working on this project - which can finally come to fruition after a lot of hard work by all of the parties involved - including CHP, Colchester Borough Council and Abbey Developments. We’re delighted to be involved with CHP and Abbey Developments again and look forward to a successful scheme.”