More 'colourful' Balamory homes to be built as £5m Goodwin trust gets go-ahead

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 6 Apr 2017

A new £5m housing scheme is set to add an extra splash of colour on Hull's Thornton estate after being given the go-ahead.

Two years ago five multi-coloured modular homes were built in Villa Place on the estate for the Goodwin Development Trust.

Now 41 similar low-carbon properties will form part of a new development on the site of the trust's previous headquarters in Ice House Road.

As well as multi-colour cladding, the homes will include a range of eco-friendly design features aimed at keeping energy bills as low as possible.

Peter McGurn, the trust's chief executive, said: "The new homes will provide affordable, quality family housing."

The homes are part of a £5m plan.

He said some of the properties would be made available for people currently on the city council's housing waiting list .

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"They will be entirely social housing with affordable rents and a low-energy footprint," he said. "It is probably one of the best things the trust has ever been involved with."

He said the trust's old headquarters were "past their sell-by date".

Staff and services based there have recently transferred to the nearby Octagon Centre in Walker Street.

Demolition of the former Goodwin Resource Centre building will start soon with the new homes expected to be ready by the middle of next year.

The development will include ten four-bed family homes, eight three-bed townhouses, ten two-bed flats and 13 one-bed flats.

The scheme will also include private gardens and a community garden together with a new residents-only car park. The homes have been designed by Hull-based Hodson Architects, the same firm responsible for the Villa Place scheme.

The new-build scheme will be carried out by Hull-based construction firm Houlton.

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