North Road, Blackburn

Partners

Great Places Housing Group

Value

£1.3m

Number of units

16

Status

Completed June 2014

This development of 16 new affordable homes has revitalised a derelict piece of land formerly occupied by outdated and dilapidated multi-storey flats.

The flats had been pulled down a number of years previously and left the site vacant and untidy. A challenging remediation project was carried out prior to works commencing as the site had also once been used as a rubbish tip.

The two and three-bedroom homes received funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). Four of the properties have been made available for shared ownership and the remaining 12 homes for affordable rent.

“North Road is a great location for families and these new affordable homes will be a fantastic addition to the area, enabling couples and families to live in quality and attractive accommodation at affordable prices.”

Stephen Porter, chief executive, Great Places Housing Group, May 2012