Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Council's house-building company delivers another scheme for residents of West Lancashire

  • Brierfield development is on time and on budget
  • Development part of Council's sustainable approach
  • Further schemes to be delivered later this year

Tawd Valley Developments has successfully handed over its Brierfield scheme to delighted residents.

The £2.5M development is made up of 17 new council homes for West Lancashire Borough Council, comprising 6 x 1-bed apartments, 2 x 2-bed apartments, 3 x 2-bed houses and 6 x 3-bed houses with associated private and communal parking and gardens for residents.

Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Yvonne Gagen and portfolio holder for Housing, Councillor Jenny Wilkie joined representatives from Tawd Valley Developments and contractor Whitfield and Brown to perform a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official handover of the site to the Council. The ribbon was cut by Charlotte Palombella, a local 2nd year Brick Laying apprentice at West Lancashire College.

Councillor Wilkie said: "I'm delighted that Tawd Valley Developments have once again delivered a project on time and within budget. This is a considerable achievement in context of Brexit and the pandemic.

"As a Council, we are delivering great homes for residents to rent as part of our plans for sustainability. This way, residents get fantastic homes to live in and any profit can be put back into projects that will benefit the whole Borough."

Ian, one of the new Brierfield apartment residents said: “It's lovely - I am very happy and grateful to have been awarded a new property. I was really surprised to find that both bedrooms are large and spacious, not what I expected.”

Mark Kitts, Managing Director of TVD added: "We are really pleased with the new homes at Brierfield, they are spacious, energy-efficient, built from timber frame and with dual zone heating and electric vehicle charging points.

"Each of our developments is designed to help enhance the local communities and environments in which they sit so a great deal of credit must go to the Council for having the ambition to build and own these high quality new affordable homes and also to our contractor Whitfield and Brown for building out the scheme designed by John McCall Architects.

"This completion marks the first of three scheme completions by TVD planned for this year. We also have three new schemes on the horizon which we hope, with the necessary approvals will start on site this year."

The site benefits from a new mews-style street off the existing Brierfield estate. The mews street will provide pedestrian, cycle and vehicular access to the new homes.

TVD has already delivered 13 new homes at Eskbank and 14 at Fairstead with, Westhead (10) and Northfield (27) due to be finished later this year.

The Council was recently successful with a further bid to Homes England, the government's housing accelerator, bringing the total funding secured to date to £1.4 million pounds to support the delivery of council homes in the Borough by Tawd Valley Developments.

 

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Notes to Editors:

 

Charlotte Palombella – (Charlotte is a local 2nd Year Brick Laying apprentice at West Lancs College, and through Whitfield and Brown subcontractor SOR, has been offered a 4-week work experience placement. Whitfield and Brown will provide Charlotte with a small selection of tools and Protective Equipment such as hard hat, goggles, gloves and high-vis vest to assist with her career.)