Affordable homes provider, Waterloo Housing, part of the Platform Housing Group, has partnered with Warwick District Council and leading regeneration specialist Galliford Try Partnerships to deliver 375 new homes in Europa Way in Warwick. Key to the development will be the improvements to transport systems and infrastructure by Warwickshire County Council.
Under the agreement, Galliford Try Partnerships will build 150 one, two, three and four bed homes for Waterloo Housing; all of which will be offered as affordable, social rented and shared ownership dwellings to local families and those in housing need.
This latest development will bring Waterloo Housing’s total investment in the district to just under £10 million which has provided 537 new homes in the area. This has been achieved by working closely with Warwick District Council to secure the land making way for much needed affordable housing and the development of a new Community Stadium for the Leamington Football Club and other sports groups in the area.
Cllr Jeff Clarke, Warwickshire County Council portfolio holder for Transport and Planning, said: “We are consistently working to improve the transport systems and infrastructure across Warwickshire and support the new housing development at Europa Way. In order to help ease congestion and reduce air pollution in this key area we are underway with developing a robust transport infrastructure to benefit local residents, businesses and road users. In line with this we are also undertaking work to improve cycle links throughout Warwickshire, providing sustainable travel links throughout the county.”
Anthony Riley, Group Director of Development and Operations at Waterloo Housing, commented, “Our priority is to provide affordable homes and working in partnership with Warwick District Council will accelerate the delivery of these. We are really pleased to be working with the council and Galliford Try Partnerships on this scheme which should complete in the next few years.”
James Warrington, Regional Managing Director for Galliford Try Partnerships Central and North, said: “This is a huge development opportunity for us in Warwick district and represents a significant contribution to the new build local housing market in the area. We want to build long term business relationships with our partners, so we are very pleased to have joined forces with Waterloo Housing to bring forward this high-quality project which will see a full range of housing built over the next 6 years.”
Chris Elliott, Warwick District Council’s Chief Executive said: “As a council we see the development of new, affordable homes as critical in enabling local people to continue living in the district, we therefore welcome this new development with Waterloo Housing along with the exciting new community facilities we are proposing.”
Included in the plans are improvements to the road network in conjunction with Warwickshire County Council. Work on the development will begin this month (January 2019).