First Homes Ready In Conway Close – Flagship Affordable Homing
Conway Close – Flagship Affordable Homing
The first five homes to be completed at the Council’s flagship affordable house building project have been handed over to Reading Borough Council. A block of 2 one-bed and 3 two-bed flats at the Conwy Close development in Tilehurst are now in the Council’s possession.
The properties will now be advertised on HomeChoice and are expected to be let in the next few weeks. The Council contracted Hill to undertake the £11m 57-home development and construction started in October 2017. In total the scheme will include 12 one-bed flats, 22 two-bed flats, 9 two-bed houses, 6 three-bed houses and 8 four-bed houses.
The four-bedroom houses are due to be ready in January 2019 and the whole scheme is expected to be completed by summer next year.
The homes feature traditional Reading red-brick exteriors and will have attractive landscaped frontages and communal areas, including newly planted trees, open spaces and informal play areas.
Cllr John Ennis, Reading’s Lead Councillor for Housing, said:
“I’m thrilled that the Council has taken delivery of the first flats in the Conwy Close affordable homes scheme. This Council house building project is the biggest in this current phase of construction works and will provide 57 new affordable homes for local people. I am delighted that the first tenants will be able to move into their modern new homes in the next few weeks and that there will be more houses coming on line in January.”
Ryan Harris, Regional Director at Hill, said:
“We were delighted to join Reading Council in celebrating the completion of the first homes at Conwy Close. Working with the council, the development is playing a vital role in providing local families with high-quality affordable homes. We look forward to the first residents moving in within the next few weeks.”