THT joint venture starts Delamere project

The joint venture between Trafford Housing Trust and L&Q Developments have started work on a second housing scheme, close to Delamere Forest in Cheshire.

The project will be delivered under THT’s Laurus Homes brand, and follows the JVs first outing, the Spinning Gate project in Davyhulme, which started onsite in April.

Contractor Lane End Developments Construction is to build the scheme, which will bring 166 houses to a brownfield site. Known as Station Road, the scheme has been designed by PRP Architects.

Two-bedroom houses account for 45 houses with the rest ranging from three- to five-bedroom – 30% of the stock is allocated as affordable housing on a shared ownership or rental basis.

Larry Gold, deputy chief executive of Trafford Housing Trust, said: “When we announced our partnership with L&Q, we stated our ambition was to roll-out the Laurus Homes brand across the North West and therefore winning this project in Cheshire represents a major milestone for the partnership.

“The Delamere development also demonstrates how working alongside L&Q we aim to accelerate the rate of new housebuilding across the region by delivering a wide mix of new homes and tenures, including a high proportion of affordable housing.

“This, combined with our profit-for-purpose approach and our commitment to creating sustainable communities where people want to live, also gives us a very competitive edge, especially when dealing with local authorities and landowners who are looking for something more than just a top-line profit from a plot.”

L&Q grew out of London & Quadrant Housing Trust, which since the 1960s has grown to own and manage more than 90,000 homes across London and the South East.

The JV aims to build 2,000 mixed tenure new homes over the next four years across the North West.

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