WORK has started on the construction of 120 homes on a site at Whalleys South in Skelmersdale
The scheme is being delivered by Laurus Homes – a partnership between Trafford Housing Trust (THT) and L&Q Developments – and Seddon Construction.
The development, a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, is a multi-tenure scheme with 64 homes available for open market sale, 32 for shared ownership and 24 offered through “affordable” rent.
“Considerable effort was put into the tender to ensure this strategic land drives regeneration, provides excellent homes, and helps people get a foot on the housing ladder – and now the hard work begins,” said Graeme Scott, THT’s development director.
“Whalleys South is a key project in our development plan, which will see 20,000 new homes built over the next 10 years by THT and our partner L&Q. Like the rest of the North West, Skelmersdale urgently needs great quality housing, and we are determined to do our bit to ease and hopefully eradicate the housing crisis while helping communities thrive and councils achieve their economic success.”
The land was released by Homes England following a competitive tender. The first phase is expected to be completed in November 2021. The second and third phases will deliver a further 179 homes, subject to planning.
Michael Orgill, land and partnerships director at Seddon, said: “The high quality of design demanded by Laurus Homes matches our dedication to superior standards. This was evident in our partnership bid, and we are determined to deliver the very best homes for local people.
“We have worked closely with THT on other projects and built a strong partnership with the team. Together with L&Q, THT has an ambitious development plan and we will do our part to help them achieve their goals.”