First tenants move into new affordable housing development in Norwich

The first tenants to move into one of the largest developments of new affordable homes in Norwich for many years have received the keys to their new homes.

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Over the coming days, 60 one- and two-bedroom apartments at Canary Quay next to the Norwich City Football Club stadium will be handed over.  The new homes, which are for social rent, are the first phase in an ambitious development by Broadland Housing Group which will eventually see 323 new homes created.

The new homes will be a mix of social and intermediate rent and open market properties.  All 60 new homes in Phase One are social rent.

The development is taking place on land originally bought from the football club by Broadland Housing Group in two separate landholding deals.  The housing association has worked closely with the Broads Authority to protect the natural habitats on the riverbank and ensure the sustainability of the site.

Broadland Housing chief executive Michael Newey commented, “It is very pleasing to be handing over the first new homes on a site which was previously neglected and derelict, and which we are transforming into a vibrant new living quarter for Norwich, providing high-quality homes near the city centre for people who need them the most, at rents they can afford.

“This is an ambitious scheme on a large scale which has taken considerable time to bring to fruition; when we see the delight on our tenants’ faces when they receive their keys, it makes all that hard work worthwhile.”

The new homes are being built by RG Carter; the architects are Ingleton Wood and the consulting engineers Rossi Long.

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