The 19 new homes on Water Street, stand on the site of the former Royal British Legion club that was destroyed by a fire in 2010 and have been welcomed by local residents keen to see the site brought back into use.
According to home.co.uk, there are currently less than 30 properties available for rent in Bury and the average monthly rent is over £700. In comparision, the rent for the new one and two-bedroom homes on Water Street is just £110.47 per week - helping to meet the growing demand for affordable homes in the local area.
Bury is clearly a priority area for us, having recently completed two other affordable developments in the borough. This latest development comes hot of the heals of 19 new affordable homes at Lowther Park, Prestwich, and five eco-homes on Siddall Street in Radcliffe.
Sasha Deepwell, Chief Executive of Irwell Valley Homes, said “We know the difficulties people have accessing a home they can afford in their local area. We are delighted to have delivered this latest development in Bury, providing people with high quality, affordable housing.
She continued: “We have committed to delivering a range of 1,250 new affordable homes across Greater Manchester to address local housing shortages over the next few years. We are also investing significantly in improving our exisiting homes, as well as supporting community projects and initiatives to ensure that the people and places we serve can thrive.”
Kevin, one of the new residents added “This place is amazing, it’s well located for me to be closer to my family and my son’s school. I’ve also recently started a new job, which is nearby”.
Images of our Letting Officer, Laura handing over the keys to Kevin and his son
Image of the former Royal British Legion club