Major council house project completed
The handing over of an engraved trowel marked the completion of a major housing programme in South Kesteven which saw 13 new council homes built this year.
Representatives from Woodhead Construction joined senior officers and councillors at the event, marking the completion of three projects carried out by the company in partnership with South Kesteven District Council.
Leader of the council Linda Neal (Con), who accepted the trowel on behalf of the authority, said: “All of the completed sites look fantastic and are a welcome increase in the housing resource available to the council and our tenants. We are thrilled with the work carried out by Woodhead.
“This is a much needed addition to our housing stock. These properties are particularly vital as they are of a smaller size than the bulk of our properties to help us to meet current legislation and the needs of our residents.”
The completed projects include new properties on Sandon Road and Thames Road in Grantham and Glen Crescent in Stamford.
Michael Broadhurst, project co-ordinator for Woodhead Living, said: “This project was procured through the empa Minor Works Framework and it has been a privilege for Woodhead to be part of such a fantastic social housing scheme in South Kesteven, the first new homes in the area for a decade.”
“For us a project like this isn’t just about the bricks and mortar, it’s about the wider social impact we can bring. We aim to source as many materials as possible from the local area, as well as working alongside local sub contractors to help reinvest back into the surrounding community.”
In addition, work has started on 20 new properties in Lincoln Road, Stamford, with project completion expected before the summer. Work is being carried out by Balfour Beatty.
Once the work on Lincoln Road is complete the council will have provided an extra 33 homes.