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New family homes completed in Rugby

Published Friday 24th February 2012

Loughborough-based contractor and developer, William Davis Ltd has officially handed over a £17m affordable housing development at Long Lawford, Rugby, to Orbit Homes.

The Paddocks, off Tee Tong Road on Back Lane, comprises 120 two, three and four bedroom new family homes for rent and HomeBuy shared ownership. Representatives from William Davis, Orbit Homes and Rugby Borough Council gathered on site to mark the scheme’s completion with a tour of the newly opened showhome followed by a celebratory slice of cake and mug of builder’s tea!

Richard Cornes, partnerships director, William Davis said: “It is pleasing to see the culmination of the Long Lawford project and the creation of a thriving new community for Rugby. Developments of this nature, which make a substantial contribution towards alleviating the shortage of affordable housing in the area, are a superb example of partnership in practice. Everyone at William Davis takes pride in our involvement here.”

In addition to the new homes, the scheme also includes a recreation area with ample space for outdoor activities, dedicated children’s play area and public square.

Chris Jones, divisional development director, Orbit Homes said: “Through the dedication and hard work of all partners involved, these new homes will make an important contribution to the vitality of the area as well as going some way towards addressing the demand for affordable housing. On behalf of Orbit Homes I would like to express our thanks to William Davis and Rugby Borough Council for working in partnership with us to bring this development to fruition.”

Cllr Leigh Hunt, portfolio holder for sustainable inclusive communities, Rugby Borough Council added: “I am very pleased to see these new family homes finished to such a high standard. We know that our residents sometimes struggle to find affordable family homes that are inexpensive to heat and maintain so I’m sure that these homes will prove very popular.”

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) provided a grant to partially fund the scheme, which achieved a Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3. For more information on the two and three bedroom homes available at The Paddocks on a shared ownership basis, please visit www.orbithomes.org.uk.

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