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Local dignitaries lay foundation to much need new affordable homes

Following the successful acquisition in February of Belle Vue in Stanground, Medesham Homes’ Board Members together with local dignitaries have helped to lay the foundations to one of the new homes.

Following the successful acquisition in February of Belle Vue in Stanground, Medesham Homes’ Board Members together with local dignitaries have helped to lay the foundations to one of the new homes.

 

With already twenty of the properties nearing completion, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Mayor, James Palmer, Leader of Peterborough City Council and Deputy Mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, John Holdich, Director of Development for the Combined Authority, Roger Thompson and Councillor Steve Allen, Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Recreation, were all present to help lay one of the first bricks on one of the new two-bedroom homes.

 

Consisting of 30 affordable homes which comprises of 24 two and three-bedroom homes and 6 one-bedroom flats, these new properties are being built to help provide much needed affordable homes for the city.

 

This is the second development to be under construction by Medesham Homes, the Joint Venture partnership between equal partners Peterborough City Council and Cross Keys Homes.

 

Michael Heekin, Executive Director of Finance a Board Member of Medesham Homes, added: “It was a pleasure to welcome everyone to site so that they could see first-hand the work Medesham Homes is doing to help ease housing need within the city.

 

“Thanks to this joint venture we are able to build even more new affordable homes in and around Peterborough and are always on the lookout for new development opportunities so that we can help even more people find a home they can truly afford.”

 

The new homes in Belle Vue, Stanground, are anticipated to be completed and available for letting towards the end of the year.

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New affordable homes in Eye Green nearing completion

Thirty-five new affordable homes in Eye Green are nearing completion at the latest Medesham Homes development helping to tackle the housing crisis in Peterborough.

Thirty-five new affordable homes in Eye Green are nearing completion at the latest Medesham Homes development helping to tackle the housing crisis in Peterborough.

 

In an official ceremony to mark the end of the brick work stage, Councillor Steve Allen, was invited to take a closer look at the first site he approved as the new Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Recreation for Peterborough City Council.

 

Together with Medesham Homes’ Board Members, the Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, James Palmer, Leader of Peterborough City Council and Deputy Mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, John Holdich and Director of Development for the Combined Authority, Roger Thompson, Cllr Allen was shown around the Castle View development by Site Manager, Neale Bailey, and Sales and Marketing Director, Katrin Eindorf-Hill, from Lodge Park Limited.

Councillor Steve Allen, Peterborough City Council's cabinet member for housing, said: “To be able to build a further 35 new homes through the Medesham Homes partnership is fantastic news and I look forward to seeing their completion.

“Medesham Homes is committed to building even more new homes throughout Peterborough to ensure we address the need for new affordable rented homes and help residents find a place they can call home at a price they can afford.”

Last week, the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority signed off a £875,000 grant to support the delivery of 25 of the affordable homes at the site off Crowland Road.

 

Michael Heekin, Executive Director of Finance at Cross Keys Homes and a Medesham Homes’ Board Member, said: “We always welcome grant funding from the Combined Authority to help us achieve our shared goals to deliver more affordable homes for the communities in Peterborough that need them most.”

 

Katrin Eindorf-Hill from Lodge Park Limited added: “Lodge Park Limited are proud to be working in partnership with Medesham Homes building quality affordable homes helping to meet the demand in the area. We are looking forward to handing over the keys when the time comes for the new residents to move in later this year.”

 

The development has progressed at great speed and the first phase is due for completion by the end of the year to help many local families move into a brand new affordable home by Christmas.

 

This is the latest development from Medehsam Homes, the joint venture between Cross Keys Homes and Peterborough City Council, who are also working on another 30 new homes in Stanground.

 

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Combined Authority grant funding success for Medesham Homes

Medesham Homes has been successful in its bid for grant funding from Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority to help build desperately needed affordable homes in Peterborough.

Medesham Homes, an equal Joint Venture between partners Cross Keys Homes and Peterborough City Council, has been successful in its bid for grant funding from Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority to help build desperately needed affordable homes in Peterborough.

 

As part of the Combined Authority’s commitment to seek to accelerate the delivery of affordable housing, Medesham Homes has been successful in its bid for £735,000 for their Belle Vue development in Stanground which will see 30 new homes completed this year.

 

Claire Higgins, Chief Executive of Cross Keys Homes and a Board Member of Medesham Homes, said: “Building new affordable homes for the city is a priority of ours, so to receive this funding which will help to accelerate and sustain even more new homes for affordable rent and meeting local need, is fantastic news.”

 

Medesham Homes’ Board Member, Howard Bright, added: “We are determined to make a positive difference by building as many new affordable homes as we can. This is really exciting news as it enables us to continue our strong partnership working.”

 

Cllr Graham Bull, chair of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority’s Housing Committee, said: “This is another step forward towards us meeting the Combined Authority’s target to deliver 2,000 additional affordable homes by 2022.

 

“This scheme can be delivered quickly and will help meet an identified and pressing need for homes for affordable rent in Peterborough. It is important that we can seize such opportunities to accelerate the delivery of affordable homes as they arise.”

 

Medesham Homes is committed to making a long-term positive difference in Peterborough providing a variety of tenures to suit individual needs. The Joint Venture already has multiple sites in its development pipeline and is always looking for future development opportunities where more new affordable homes can be built to help support, grow and transform local communities.

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Works begin on new development site for Medesham Homes

Medesham Homes has commenced work on building their second development site to help provide even more affordable rented homes for local people.

30 news homes will be built at Belle Vue in Stanground comprising of 24 two and three-bedroom homes and 6 one-bedroom flats.

Medesham Homes, the Joint Venture partnership between equal partners Peterborough City Council and Cross Keys Homes have appointed Countryside Properties as their construction partner for this site with the groundworks for the new homes already nearing completion.

Claire Higgins, Chief Executive of Cross Keys Homes and a Board Member of Medesham Homes, said: “This development site forms part of Medesham Homes’ long term strategic development plan to deliver quality affordable homes throughout Peterborough to help tackle the challenging housing issues and longer-term homelessness problems. 

“We are delighted to be able to build even more much needed affordable homes within walking distance of the city centre. Homes which are only able to be delivered through our commitment to this fantastic joint venture.” 

Howard Bright a Medesham Homes’ Board Member and Peterborough City Council representative in the partnership, added: “To be able to build a further 30 new homes through the Medesham Homes partnership is great news".

“Medesham Homes is committed to building even more new homes throughout Peterborough to ensure we address the desperate need for new affordable rented homes and help residents find a place they can call home at a price they can truly afford.”

The new homes in Belle Vue, Stanground, are anticipated to be completed and available for letting towards the end of the year.

Published April 2019

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Medesham Homes delivers first new homes in time for Christmas

Twenty-nine families have moved into brand new homes just in time for the festivities to begin, thanks to Medesham Homes.

Following a ten month build project by national homebuilders Countryside Properties, ten 3-bed and seven 2-bed homes along with twelve 1-bed apartments have been completed right in the heart of Peterborough.

These are the first new affordable homes for Medesham Homes, a Joint Venture partnership between equal partners Peterborough City Council and leading local housing association Cross Keys Homes.

Drawing funds from the sale of former council-owned homes, Medesham Homes is a not-for-profit partnership focused on providing homes at affordable levels to help ease the demand on housing services across the city.

Claire Higgins, Chief Executive of Cross Keys Homes and a Board Member of Medesham Homes, said: “To be able to move 29 families into these new homes in time for Christmas is a fantastic achievement for Medesham Homes, and being the first new development we have completed, means that it is extra special.

“Affordable housing is desperately needed and we are determined to do all that we can to address the shortage of appropriate homes and help even more people in the city with future development schemes.”

Councillor Peter Hiller, Cabinet Member for Growth, Planning, Housing and Economic Development and a Medesham Homes’ Board Member, added: “Many of these families are households who have found themselves homeless and have been living in temporary accommodation in our city. I am delighted we have been able to provide them with some stability and a front door of their own in time for Christmas.

“This is just the first wave of new homes that is planned through Medesham Homes, with more set to come in the New Year. This is a tremendous achievement for Medesham Homes and the city council.”

 

The homes will be managed by Cross Keys Homes with each of the families benefitting from all the great services provided by the local housing association.

Published December 2018

 

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Medesham Homes to deliver first new homes in Peterborough

An exciting development partnership has begun construction on its first new homes in the heart of Peterborough.

 

Medesham Homes is a Joint Venture partnership between equal partners Peterborough City Council and prominent local housing association, Cross Keys Homes. Drawing funds from the sale of former council-owned homes, the not-for-profit partnership’s focus is to provide homes for affordable rent to help ease the demand on housing services across the city.

In an official celebration which saw one of the first bricks being laid by the leader of Peterborough City Council, Councillor John Holdich OBE, together with Medesham Homes’ Board Members Peter Hiller, Michael Heekin and Eddie Smy, and their construction partner Westleigh’s Partnerships and Investments Manager Dan Gooch, the development is now progressing with great speed.

Councillor John Holdich OBE, said: “This exciting joint venture shows that we are actively working with our partners to tackle homelessness in the city by helping to provide quality accommodation.

"Medesham Homes was set up to provide accommodation to those most in need and will ensure that all tenants are well looked after.

"We currently have around 400 units of accommodation in the pipeline which we will work to deliver in the coming years, helping to meet high demand for properties in the city.”

Claire Higgins, Chief Executive of Cross Keys Homes and a Board Member of Medesham Homes, added: “Over the years, thousands of Peterborough residents have exercised their ‘right to buy’ which has gradually reduced the amount of affordable homes that are available to rent. With CKH’s experience of managing affordable housing and the investment made possible by Right to Buy receipts, Medesham Homes will be able to help reintroduce essential, affordable options to a housing market where demand is currently far outstripping supply.”

“Just minutes from the city centre and train station, the new homes on Midland Road will offer an affordable, practical option for people looking to live and work in Peterborough. We’re looking for other sites around the city that will offer people the same chance to build their lives here.”

Councillor Peter Hiller, Cabinet Member for Growth, Planning, Housing and Economic Development and a Medesham Homes’ Board Member, added: “The foundations we’ve laid at Midland Road are not just the beginning of 29 new homes, they mark the beginning of a new partnership with a long-term commitment to providing affordable homes across the city.

“Over the coming years we hope to help address the shortage of appropriate homes in Peterborough and are looking into multiple sites with potential for development.”

Dan Gooch, Partnership and Investment Manager for Westleigh Partnerships, who was chosen as construction partner for the scheme, said: “We are pleased to be playing our part in delivering these affordable homes for the benefit of the community in Peterborough. 

“These homes are going some way towards addressing the shortage of affordable properties in the local area.

“We would like to thank our partners at both Medesham Homes and the city council for helping us to make the scheme a success.”

The homes on Midland Road are expected to be completed before the end of the year, with the first homes ready for people to move into this summer.

Published March 2018

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