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Derelict factory regenerated into new homes

"The house is fantastic. I have only been here a few weeks and it already feels like home."

New tenant Lauren Storer

Derelict factory regenerated into new homes

Thirty-four brand new affordable homes have been unveiled in Blaby on the site of a derelict factory.

Chan Kataria, Chief Executive of emh group, and Councillor Lee Breckon, Portfolio Holder for Community Services at Blaby District Council, were on hand to welcome the new residents to their homes.

Developed by emh group, one of the largest providers of affordable homes and care and support services in the East Midlands, in partnership with Whetstone-based Westleigh Homes, the 34 new homes include 28 flats and houses for rent, and six family homes for shared ownership.

New resident Lauren Storer is delighted with her new home. “The house is fantastic,” she said. “I have only been here a few weeks and it already feels like home.”

The £3 million scheme was funded by emh group with contributions from the Homes and Communities Agency and Blaby District Council, who were keen to support the project as it met local housing demand and contributed to the regeneration of the area.

Chan Kataria, emh group Chief Executive, said: “Our partnership with Blaby District Council and Westleigh is one of our most successful, and continues to go from strength to strength. We are delighted that we are able to help meet the housing needs of the people in the borough, and hope to do so for many years to come.”

Councillor Lee Breckon, Portfolio Holder for Community Services at Blaby BC, added: “Through our continued social commitment to our local communities, our partnership with emh group and Westleigh ensures our most in need residents receive high quality housing. That the site is already fully occupied is a testament to not only the quality of the homes, but also the continued demand for affordable housing across the country in general and Blaby in particular.”

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