Research by WP Housing quantified a lack of affordable housing for local families in rural Worcestershire, confirming that the average house price was 15 times the average salary. Utilising a Rural Exception Site framework, a small affordable housing development was identified on the edge of Pinvin in Worcestershire.
WP Housing pinpointed the site and worked with Piper Living to take the scheme through planning, establish a robust business case, and then create a sensitive design with extensive open space and the potential to create community allotments.
The new development features 17 two- and 17 three-bed homes being built to the highest energy-efficient standards. Eight of the homes are for shared ownership with the remainder being affordable homes to rent.
The scheme has been acquired by Rooftop Housing Group and received funding from the Voluntary Right to Buy Midlands pilot.
|CLIENT||Rooftop Housing Group|
|PROCUREMENT||Competitive tender - JCT Design and Build|
|SERVICES PROVIDED||Research and Apraisal | Rural Affordable Housing Strategy | Housing Need Assessment | Creating the business case, valuation model and S106 terms | Employers Agent | CDM Advisor|
|ARCHITECT||Quattro Design Architects|
|MAIN CONTRACTOR||Piper Living|