New affordable homes put out the welcome mats

A brand new £7.75 million estate of 60 affordable homes on the site of a former Lincoln school is nearing completion.

The homes off Westwick Drive will be completed on Monday, February 18, when there will be a  handover ceremony from contractor Lindum to the City off Lincoln Council and Waterloo Housing Group.

The new estate is made up of 14 shared ownership houses, which will be managed by Waterloo, and 46 rental properties, which will be offered by the council.

The homes have been built by Lindum and include a mixture of one, two, three and four-bedroomed properties.

Photo: Lindum

The development was delivered with the help of £1.5 million in funding from Homes England.
Daren Turner, Director of Housing and Investment at City of Lincoln Council, said: “We are pleased to have worked with Lindum Group and Waterloo Housing on such an exciting project to fill a housing void in Lincoln and invest more than £4.5 million in the Westwick Drive site.

“This event marks the end of the first phase of an ambitious new-build development programme which has welcomed more than 170 brand-new council properties all over the city.

“We look forward to delivering future phases with our partners as we work towards our Vision 2020 target of 400 new council and affordable homes by 2020.”

The homes have been built on the site of the former Moorland Infant and Nursery School, which closed in 2012.

As part of the work, a new road has been constructed, which has been named George Boole Drive, in tribute to the renowned Lincolnshire mathematician.

Lindum Construction Manager Matt Harrison said: “The project has regenerated a disused old school site in a popular local community and the homes are a great addition to the housing options available in the Moorland area.

“Lindum was awarded this job following a tender process through the EEM Framework, proving that we are competitive on price and on quality.

“The first phase of the project, which was the shared-ownership homes, was handed over in August and is already fully occupied. The rest of the houses will be occupied by the end of next week.”