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.
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
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
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