Square One secures new homes funding

Simon Donohue

Affordable housing company Square One Homes has been awarded £235,000 towards the construction of 12 houses from the Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership's £13m Growing Places Fund.

The houses will be built in Kingfisher Square, Warrington, in a project totalling £722,000. The project is designed to provide affordable housing for first time buyers and key workers in the area.

Christine Gaskell, chairman of the Cheshire and Warrington LEP, said: "The Growing Places Fund provides essential enabling infrastructure and we are pleased to announce the allocation of funds to bring forward residential development opportunities and unlock stalled developments."

Louise Morrissey, chairman of the Growing Places Fund, said: "This type of project is what the Growing Places Fund is for, making it quicker for projects to get off the ground but also securing a return on that investment for the local area."

Mick Dowse, director of Square One Homes, said, "This development offers a new exciting and uniquely innovative development of 12 purposely-designed homes to meet the needs of both first time buyers and key workers in Warrington."

The objective of the fund is to generate economic activity in the short term by addressing immediate infrastructure and site constraints and promote the delivery of jobs and housing.

Whitfield & Brown is the main contractor for the scheme.

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Whitfield & Brown are delighted to have been appointed as the main contractor and we look forward to delivering this notable development for our client and contributing towards the needs of Warrington’s first time buyers and key workers.