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New family homes for Northampton

"We are proud to have been part of this regeneration project, building much-needed energy-efficient family homes on the site of a derelict former nursing home."

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31 new affordable homes for rent and sale opened in the Briar Hill area of the town

emh group has celebrated the completion of 31 affordable new homes in the Briar Hill area of Northampton.

New tenant Grace White, who moved into her new home with her partner and their two young children the previous Friday, was handed a bottle of champagne and a potted rose by emh group Chief Executive, Chan Kataria, at the opening ceremony.

emh group built the dwellings on the site of a former nursing home, Nicholls House, to provide much-needed homes.

Of the 31 new homes, 16 houses, one wheelchair-access bungalow, and four apartments will be for affordable rent, while the remaining 10 houses will be for shared ownership and sold by emh group sales arm, Hello Homes. Many of the new homes cater for large families. Nine of the rental homes are 3-bedroom, and two are 4-bedroom. Four of the shared ownership homes are 3-bedroom.

The development cost £2.4 million and was a partnership between emh group and Partner Construction. emh group committed more than £1.9 million to the project, with the balance of £507,000 being social housing grant from the Homes and Communities Agency.

Research by the National Housing Federation (NHF) highlights that less than half of the new homes needed in the East Midlands are currently being built, and that in the region the average home costs over eight times the average local income.

As a result, emh group is backing the NHF’s Yes to Homes campaign.

Speaking at the event, Chan Kataria, Chief Executive of emh group, said: “We are proud to have been part of this regeneration project, building much-needed energy-efficient family homes on the site of a derelict former nursing home. We could not have done it without the help and support of our partners in the project: Partner Construction, the Homes and Communities Agency, and Northampton Borough Council.”

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