Classic Builders has been appointed to develop nine affordable rental homes including one adapted home at Totnes Road in Paignton.
The south west based firm take over the TorVista Homes first new build project after the previous contractor went into administration earlier in the year.
Based in Plymouth, Exeter and Cornwall, Classic Builders is an award winning company that has experience in both residential and commercial developments.
Work on the site commenced today, and upon completion in April 2023, will provide much needed affordable housing for local people. The homes will be fitted with a heating source non reliant on fossil fuels. This project will be TorVista Homes first new build project after it was awarded Registered Provider status by the Regulator for Social Housing.
Cllr Steve Darling, Leader of Torbay Council, said; “We are delighted that work is back underway to deliver these much needed homes that meet the needs of local people. As the site is ready for development, we look forward to seeing the homes rise out of the ground. These homes will support our Housing Strategy and contribute to our vision of becoming a carbon neutral council by 2030.”
Cllr Darren Cowell, Deputy Leader of Torbay Council, said; “By appointing a south west based business, we’re able to support our local and regional supply chain, further ensuring these homes have a positive environmental impact. The challenges in the construction sector have slightly delayed these homes becoming available, we are now confident that these homes will be ready and available by spring 2023.”
Rick Williams, Chair of TorVista Homes, said; “We want to build, safe, quality affordable homes to support and create communities and neighbourhoods where people choose to live. We are thrilled that Classic Builders are helping us to deliver our first new build project, contributing to our vision of delivering around 350 new homes within Torbay over the next five years.”
Adam Brimblecombe, for Classic Builders, said; “We are committed to delivering safe and environmentally conscious buildings, and are therefore pleased to have been appointed to deliver this important project for TorVista Homes and Torbay Council.”
The properties will be advertised through Devon Home Choice in due course.
TorVista Homes Limited is part of TDA Group, which is a wholly owned company of Torbay Council.
TorVista Homes plans to deliver a range of different affordable housing products including, temporary accommodation, Extra Care housing, older persons housing and general needs for social rent, affordable rent and shared ownership.
Discover more about TorVista Homes via: https://torvistahomes.co.uk/
Read more about Torbay’s Housing Strategy via: www.torbay.gov.uk/council/policies/community-safety/housing-strategy/
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