New affordable homes for Bolton

Published:  12 December, 2012

Building work has begun on a project to bring new affordable housing to a disused piece of land in Bolton. 12 homes are now under construction in Fletcher Street, opposite Derby Barracks in the £1.2M development.

The 0.72 acre site will house six pairs of two storey semi-detached properties – each with three bedrooms.

The homes have been designed by Lancashire-based Croft Goode Architects for St Vincent’s Housing Association.

David Croft, a director of Croft Goode Architects, said: “Though a relatively small development, this project shows what can be done on a small patch of land to help relieve the shortage of affordable housing in our towns and cities. The properties have been designed to provide for the changing needs of modern family life and also meet high standards in sustainability as set out by the government.”

Damien Mason is the development manager at St Vincent’s Housing Association, he said: “The new development at Fletcher Street in Bolton is an exciting project which is being delivered by St Vincent’s Housing Association in partnership with Bolton Council and the Homes and Communities Agency.

“It will provide high quality affordable rented housing for local people. The design from Croft Goode Architects has ensured that the properties will be affordable to run and maintain, securing their sustainability in the future.”

The development is due to be completed in June next year.

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