New apartments in Stafford town centre is a major boost
Posted on 2nd March 2014
A £4.4 million development of stunning new apartments in Stafford Town Centre has been hailed as fantastic news for local residents, businesses and the economy as it will not only meet the growing housing demand but will also regenerate the area and help boost the local economy.
Stafford and Rural Homes has worked closely with Stafford Borough Council to bring forward the scheme which will include 18 one bed and 27 two bed apartments close to the town centre which will be built to a high specification and to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.
Senior representatives from Stafford and Rural Homes, Kier Partnership Homes Ltd, Housing Plus and Stafford Borough Council met today to cut the first sod and officially launch construction work on the site on Foregate Street in Stafford.
The project has been supported with £900,000 of funding from the Homes and Communities Agency’s Affordable Housing Programme.
Speaking on behalf of the partners at the event recently, Karen Armitage, Chief Executive at Stafford and Rural Homes said, “I am delighted that building work has now started on the new apartments as there is a desperate need for this type of accommodation in Stafford.
“I am sure there will be lot of interest in the development from local residents as they are not only very nice apartments but the fact that they are so close to the town centre makes them even more attractive as people who will be living close to the town centre with easy access to the retail and leisure facilities it provides.
“It is exciting to be working in partnership with Kier Partnership Homes, Housing Plus and Stafford Borough Council.
“ I would like to thank them for working with us to make this development a reality and I can’t wait to see the development take shape over the coming months and the opening next Spring.”
The apartments are due to be completed by April 2015. Customers who are interested in finding out more about the development and eligibility are advised to visit www.sarh.co.uk