ForHousing delivers £1m housing project

Social landlord ForHousing delivers seven affordable bungalows in Liverpool city region in a £1m project. Tony McDonough reports

ForHousing has built seven affordable bungalows in Stockbridge Village



A scheme to build seven affordable bungalows in Stockbridge Village in Knowsley has been completed by social landlord ForHousing.

Costing a total of £1m, they will provide sheltered accommodation for over-55s at an affordable rent. This means rates will be no more than 80% of local market rent.

They include six one-bed homes and one two-bed homes. Construction on the bungalows started in March 2022 on the site of the former Roughsedge House in Spruce Grove.

In 2019, ForHousing invested in the first social housing development in Stockbridge Village for more than a decade with 16 new homes at its Barley Mow scheme. The landlord has now built 137 new homes in the area over the last four years.

This latest project has been brought forward in partnership with Knowsley Council and has benefitted from a £315,000 grant from Homes England.

People moving into the new homes will benefit from additional support provided by staff at nearby Jackson Gardens. This is a £15.1m extra-care development of 90 new homes that ForHousing completed in 2021.

Nigel Sedman, executive director of homes at ForHousing, said: “Stockbridge Village has been crying out for new affordable homes for many years and these bungalows are a sign of our continued commitment to the area.

“The area is known for its strong community spirit, and we want to help keep this alive by creating aspirational places where people want to live.

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“We’re incredibly proud to be able to invest in these homes as part of our wider plans and look forward to seeing the positive impact of these new homes for generations to come.

Cllr Del Arnall, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care at Knowsley Council, added: “I’m delighted that ForHousing has delivered this scheme in Stockbridge Village, where we know there is demand for homes.

“It also provides our residents with a greater choice of homes, particularly around much-needed sheltered accommodation.”

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