FAMILIES are moving into their new homes in Boothstown, Salford, just in time for Christmas.
The homes are part of a regeneration scheme from Arcon Housing Group, launched by Salford City Council’s lead member for housing and neighbourhoods, Councillor Tracy Kelly.
The launch of the new properties at Bellway Homes’ Edenfields development was attended by members of Arcon’s board, and the deputy chief executive of Bolton at Home, Noel Sharpe.
“I am absolutely delighted to be launching the Arcon aspect of this Bellway Homes development, which is a strong partnership and is great for the city of Salford,” said Councillor Kelly. “To see Arcon and Bellway Homes coming together is something we are passionate about and is very much in the spirit of Salford.
“We have more than 6,000 people on our housing register, so what we need is more housing. Housing is an emotive subject; with residents moving in shortly, it’s great this new community which will be made up of mixed tenures, including home ownership, will be coming together in time for Christmas.”
Arcon is offering 21 new three- or four bed-homes for shared ownership or rent as part of the wider Bellway Homes development, which also includes a range of luxury private homes.
Prices start from £99,800 for a 40% share in a four-bed home with Arcon, with private sale prices with Bellway Homes ranging from £319,995 to £469,995.
Buyers will be helped by the Government abolishing stamp duty on shared ownership homes up to £500,000, Arcon said; a measure that was announced in Philip Hammond’s recent Budget.
The rented properties with Arcon have been advertised on Salford City Council’s Choice Based Lettings scheme — Salford Home Search — and are set at £133 per week for a three-bed home and £152 per week for a four bed-home.
“This development shows the breadth of Arcon’s ambition, ranging from developing a small but complex infill site at Trafford to being part of this large-scale high-quality regeneration scheme in Salford,” said Claire Morris, Arcon’s development director.
“We’re really proud of what we’ve done here – to deliver something tenure blind, across a range of tenures to meet needs, a mixed tenure scheme including a gateway to home ownership through shared ownership, affordable housing and social rent, all as part of the same scheme.
“I’m proud of our specialist team at Arcon who have worked on this, which is a great example of public and private partnership working, involving Bellway Homes, Salford City Council and other stakeholders.”
Hollie Reynolds, sales director for Bellway Homes, added: “Bellway is delighted to have partnered with Arcon Housing Group on our Edenfields development. Edenfields benefits from a rural backdrop yet is conveniently situated for accessing the amenities of Salford and Manchester. We are building 107 homes at Edenfields and have a range of private and affordable homes available. These three- and four-bedroom properties are constructed in a variety of styles, appealing to first-time buyers, families and professionals.”
Image: Back Row (L-R): David Broadbent, chair of Arcon Housing Group’s Growth Committee; Laura Dalton, Arcon board member; Hollie Reynolds, sales director for Bellway Homes. Front Row: David Lovelady, Arcon operations director; Kal Kay, Arcon board member; Councillor Tracy Kelly, Salford City Council’s lead member for housing and neighbourhoods; Claire Morris, development director for Arcon Housing Group; and Paul Wright, construction director for Bellway Homes