Work starts on new Saxilby homes complex

Work has started on a new homes complex for people aged 55 and over in a village near Lincoln.

Lindum Construction is building the new complex on land off Church Lane in Saxilby, on behalf of Gainsborough-based housing provider Acis, and it will comprise of 50 bungalows and 10 flats.

In addition to the 60 homes for over 55s, residential housing division Lindum Homes will also be building a selection of properties.

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The start of construction work was marked with an official turning of the turf ceremony on Tuesday, July 31, which was held after seven months of land preparation work at the site.

The first properties are expected to be ready at the start of 2019 at the complex, which will include 20 homes for private sale, 20 for sale on a shared ownership basis and 20 for affordable rent.

Lindum’s Plant division worked with subcontractors to strip the land and to lay the base of the new roads.

MD of Lindum Construction Simon Gregory said: “We are very pleased at Lindum to be embarking on another construction project with Acis Group, which is a repeat and valued client.

“As a local building company, which has a local workforce, we are delighted to be part of a development that is bringing much-needed, good quality homes to the thriving village of Saxilby.”

Acis Chief Executive Greg Bacon said: “We’re delighted to be extending our footprint in Saxilby by bringing more affordable homes to the village.

“We understand people have different needs so are committed to providing a range of different tenure options, including our popular shared ownership model.”

Land and Planning Manager for Lindum Homes, Mark Foster added: “The market housing will be on land adjacent to the Acis development and includes a mix of two, three, four and five-bedroomed homes, which will be offered for private market sale.”

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