From eyesore garages to smart rental homes
27 March 2019
We are delighted to announce eight new two-bedroom homes on the site of a former derelict garage complex. All have already been let to new residents.
Our Director of Property Mark Jones joined developer Andrew Kelsey and colleagues at the site last month to view the finished homes – on the eve of their occupation.
For years the site, on the Bradley Park estate, Grimsby, had been a magnet for anti-social behaviour as the garages fell into dereliction.
With funding assistance of £380,000 from Homes England, the Government body that offers financial support to such projects, we invested £820,000 in the scheme. With the garages demolished, G.S. Kelsey built the new homes on Bremerhaven Way and Dolby Vale – both off Beechwood Avenue.
Mark was delighted with the finished product and explained this was the first LHP project of its kind, with more to follow.
“This is an example of our strategy to make best use of our land whilst providing much needed new affordable housing and improving the local neighbourhood, making it a better place for people to live. It is great to see this first such project now complete,” said Mark.
Andrew Kelsey, G.S. Kelsey director was also pleased with the project and, apart from the usual logistics issues that come with working in urban and residential areas, he said everything had run on time and gone smoothly.
“We have a good team, who are experienced and familiar with such projects and we are indeed extremely pleased with the relationship we have built up with LHP,” said Andrew.
Designed by Grimsby architect Ross Davy Associates, each comes with a rear garden, and there is a selection of private parking spaces for residents.
Meanwhile, work is continuing at a similar scheme on the East Marsh in Grimsby where another derelict garage site is being transformed for housing.
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