Equans Winsford
The project win is Equans' second in the area within a year. Credit: Equans

Equans lands £35m Winsford housing job

Neil Tague

A mixed-tenure scheme of 268 homes is to be delivered by Equans, which is the new brand name for the services-led divisions of global energy giant Engie.

Equans will deliver the scheme as part of a wider consortium, which includes Cheshire West & Chester Council, the Riverside Group and public sector partnership vehicle QWest.

The consortium has secured support from Homes England’s £450m local authority accelerated construction funding programme to deliver the project.

Homes will be available for open market sale, shared ownership, and affordable rent. Riverside will be responsible for 100 affordable homes, 43 rent-to-buy and 53 shared ownership.

The LAAC programme was launched to help unlock public land and increase the speed of delivery on local authority housing schemes across England.

The Winsford development includes the creation of new ponds and seven new grass playing pitches for the community; as well as a new footpath that will link to wider areas of Winsford.

Tim Wood, regional managing director at Equans UK & Ireland, said: “Sustainability and modern construction methods are at the core of this scheme and the heart of our business strategy – as we look to support our partners embrace the energy transition we face and work towards a net zero carbon future.”

At the beginning of July, Engie announced the creation of Equans, bringing together its global service activities, including technical services, facilities management, renewable energy, and regeneration under one umbrella.

The contract win follows a £16m project secured by Engie in Winsford in December 2020.

Equans Winsford Drone Image 1

The site will house upgraded playing pitches as well as housing. Credit: Equans

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Why do we need more houses with only one road in and out with no amenities? There’s going to be no green spaces left for our grandchildren all because of greedy people like councils that couldn’t give a damn about its voters only every five years.

By P Preston

What about the wildlife they have a right too! More concrete, more pollution, we are already feeling the effects off global warming this will add to it! At my age it won’t make any difference but for my grandchildren it will. It had to stop and think of more sustainable ways of living.

By CAA

Where are the schools, doctors, hospital places? Very poor planning.

By Kris Plant

Do we need anymore houses in winsford? Really what about the shopping centre and lowering the council tax which is way too much
.with all these houses the council will be raking in a fortune

By Jo