Family open the door to new home in Rising Brook
A former garage site in Rising Brook has been transformed into 10 modern and affordable homes by Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH).
Amongst the first customers to live in one of the new homes on Hawksmoor Road is Maria Zaynoun, 31, who has lived in the local area all her life and dreamt of a new home for her and her two young children.
“Moving into my new home was better than winning the lottery. I watched the homes being built and never imagined I would be able to live in one of them. I’m close to my family and my daughter’s school so it couldn’t be more perfect,” said Maria.
Maria and her daughters, Amira, aged-one, and Mayssa, aged-five, recently moved in to their home and Karen Armitage, Chief Executive of Stafford and Rural Homes, and Richard Cornes, Partnerships Director, contractor and developer William Davis Ltd visited the family to see how they have settled in on Thursday, May 26, 2011.
The development is part of a £4.7million project by SARH which has created 44 affordable homes in the borough in partnership with Housing Plus, William Davis Ltd and Clutton Homes.
SARH chief executive Karen Armitage, said: “Creating brand new homes to help young families like Maria’s start out in life on a solid footing is what we have aspired to achieve since SARH began in 2006 and I’m delighted to welcome her and the other new customers on Hawksmoor Road into their new homes.”
“Our new build housing project is about so much more than bricks and mortar, it is also about creating homes where families can put down roots, bring up their children, go to work and build supportive communities.”
Richard Cornes, partnerships director, William Davis Ltd said: “It is always satisfying to see a project of this nature come to fruition so successfully and even more satisfying to be on hand to meet the people who will really benefit from the superb new homes.
“It is impressive to see how disused garage sites and infill plots of land can be transformed into a thriving new community which will eventually become sustainable, sought after places to live.”
Nine homes were completed at Morton Road in Burton Manor in November.
A further 25 properties have also been completed on the sites of the demolished working men’s club in Douglas Road West, in Coton Fields, and disused land at St Peters Close in Silkmore.
The project was supported by Stafford Borough Council and a £2.2million grant from the Homes and Communities Agency.