Accent Housing has unveiled eight new flats on Silverdale Street, Barrow-in-Furness.
The new one bedroom, self-contained flats, which were handed over on 13 July, occupy the site of a former supported housing scheme for young men, also managed by Accent, which closed last year as funding for the project came to an end.
Seven of the flats, which were developed by local contractor Lecks, have already been offered to local people who are due to move in shortly.
Pictured is new resident Barry Cherry, with Accent’s local housing officer Trish McSkimmings. Mr Cherry downsized from his current property, freeing up a family home in the process. Mr Cherry said, “I’ve been an Accent tenant in Barrow-in-Furness for 22 years. I needed to downsize from my family home and was delighted with the opportunity to move to a brand new flat just around the corner. I am really impressed with the quality of the flat and can’t wait to move in”
Accent Housing Manager Paul Spencer said: “I am delighted that Accent has had the capacity and foresight to redevelop this scheme, which has meant so much to so many people over its time, into eight new flats which will now provide a quality and affordable home for many more. From the reaction of the new residents, I would say they are absolutely delighted to be moving in.”.
Accent, which manages over 600 homes in the Barrow local authority area, has invested over £470,000 into the redevelopment.