Garage site transformed into five new homes on Grimsby's Willows estate
New Shoreline homes on the Willows estate, Grimsby. Pictures: Jon Corken.
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 4 Apr 2017
A REDUNDANT garage site on Grimsby's Willows estate has been transformed into five new affordable homes.
In an area with "high requirement" for housing solutions, the much-needed four two-bedroom homes and one four-bedroom home are located on a former garage site off Cromwell Road, Grimsby in the newly-named Andrew's Lane.
The contemporary homes have taken six months to build after planning permission was initially rejected. Part-funded by the Homes and Communities Agency, the Shoreline Housing properties were available to let from Friday.
The modern builds by Grimsby-based architects Ross Davy Associates, include five homes with paved patios, individual car parking spaces and gardens to the rear.
Children from Willows Academy were asked for street name suggestions for the new homes, and although none made the shortlist, pupils will be on hand to plant a tree, enjoy a tour of the new properties and receive gifts in thanks for their contribution.
Shoreline project lead, Ben Radley, said: "We're delighted to be investing in much-needed, two-bedroom properties which help to meet local housing requirements and create affordable accommodation in areas where people want to live.
"We hope our new residents will be welcomed by the local community and very happy here."
The development – a Considerate Construction Scheme site – has been constructed by award-winning northern Lincolnshire contractors GS Kelsey.
Following their completion, it is anticipated the first tenants may move into their new homes over the next few weeks.
The land was previously the site of Shoreline owned garages – nearly half of which were unoccupied. More than 400 Shoreline owned garages remain on the Willows – over 75 of which are available for rent.
Shoreline's strategic asset manager, Asad Bhatti, said: "From the planning stage this has been two years in the process.
"They fit the bill of social housing and are very much needed in the area.
"We have turned a redundant site into useable properties. It's responding to the need of residents. It shows we are investing in the area and the economy.
"The build has been completed ahead of time and the team have done a great job with it."
To view the new homes visit www.homechoicelincs.org.uk.