WDH’s HomeBuilder team held an open house event to give local residents in Outwood a preview of five new homes that have been built on Bevin Close.
The development is a mixture of two and three bedroom homes with some for rent and some for sale through Shared Ownership..
Bevin Close has been part of the national Considerate Constructor Scheme which is designed to improve the image of construction and reward teams who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that residents and other stakeholders are not inconvenienced by building work.
WDH has worked closely with residents over the last eight months to keep them informed at every stage of the development. The open house event was also the first time that residents have seen the final product.
From the beginning of the project the feedback about the development has been very positive. Residents were pleased that the site was being developed as it previously attracted anti-social behaviour.
On the day, more than 30 local residents came to look round the five properties and gave the HomeBuilder team their feedback about the new homes.
Mrs George, from Bevin Crescent, said: “The houses are absolutely magnificent. The quality of the workmanship is clear. It is lovely for us to get a chance to come and have a look inside to see exactly what has been done.”
Mr Brown, from Bevin Close, said: “An open house event is a nice way to bring the local residents together. The lads on site have worked hard to get the homes completed with a minimal amount of disruption to existing residents. They look great and are a massive improvement on the site that was there before.”
Alan Poxon, WDH’s Senior Project Officer said: “We worked closely with the local community groups and Rooks Nest Academy prior to starting the development. The development has received superb feedback from the local community and we are proud of the final product which encompasses the true ethos of the team. The team faced a number of challenges and to be able to deliver on such a unique site and location is a true testament to the team.”
The homes have now been allocated on Homesearch and the two Shared Ownership properties will be offered for sale to successful applicants following mortgage applications.
For more information on Shared Ownership with WDH visit www.wdh.co.uk/AvailableProperties/SharedOwnership/.