Run down garages on East Marsh to be transformed into 23 new affordable homes

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 20 Mar 2018

Work has begun on transforming two former run down garage sites into 23 new affordable homes in Grimsby.

Part-funded by the Homes and Communities Agency, the properties have been designed by Grimsby based practice Ross Davy Associates with construction carried out by northern Lincolnshire contractors G.S.Kelsey Limited.

In total, the two regenerated sites will comprise of 15, two-bedroom homes on land off Harlech Way and Werneth Road, East Marsh along with eight, two-bedroom homes on land off Bremerhaven Way and Dolby Vale, Bradley Park.

The modern homes will include downstairs toilets, fitted kitchens, resident parking and rear gardens with the East Marsh properties built around a central courtyard parking zone.

Work begins at the G.S.Kelsey Harlech Way, with site manager Mark Watts, Shoreline project lead Ben Radley, Shoreline technical apprentice Joe Jervis and G.S Kelsey construction worker Robert McMahon(Image: Shoreline Housing Partnership)

Shoreline project lead Ben Radley said: “We’re extremely pleased that work has begun on transforming these sites – not only will we be providing high-quality new homes but we are helping to regenerate these neighbourhoods too.

“There is an established need for one and two-bedroom affordable homes in the area for families, single people and couples, and this will help us meet local requirements.”

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The new rental properties are due for completion in summer 2019.

Shoreline’s successful transformation of a former garage site into new housing at Andrew’s Lane on the Willows estate has recently been shortlisted for an award at the LABC South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Awards 2018.

Shoreline is due to merge with southern Lincolnshire housing provider Boston Mayflower on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - to create new 12,700 home landlord Lincolnshire Housing Partnership – known as LHP.

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