Major milestone as our first residents move into their brand new council homes

With construction sites being given the green light to reopen following lockdown restrictions, we are delighted to be welcoming our new residents to their brand new council rented homes at Anstey Way in Trumpington, Cambridgeshire.

We have been able to partially re-open our sites under strict Government guidelines which has allowed a limited number of staff to return to work to complete nearly finished units in order to get them handed over to those already allocated the new council homes.

Tom Hill, Director of Hill said,

“As a partnership we are committed to delivering much needed new council homes in Cambridge and following a review of our procedures we have been able to operate on site, under social distancing rules, in order to complete a number of new homes for local residents. We are delighted that we have been able to do this and see the completion of these much needed, high quality council rented homes.

“We also welcome the opportunity for local Cambridge subcontractors, who are often self-employed, to be able to return to work on the CIP sites. Our thoughts continue to be with those who are suffering from Covid-19 and their families.”

Anstey Way is our first completed development which has replaced 26 aging council homes that were previously on the site with 56 one, two and three bedroom council rented apartments for local residents. So far 37 new homes have been handed over with a further 19 in the coming weeks.

Cllr Richard Johnson, Executive Councillor for Housing for Cambridge City Council and CIP board member adds:

“In these uncertain times, it is wonderful to see residents moving into their brand new council homes at Anstey Way and the positive impact these properties are having on the families and the local community.

“Providing new council homes remains a top priority for the council as we work to address the housing affordability crisis in the city. I would like to thank the team who have worked tirelessly over many weeks to put in place programmes to allow this vital work to be completed. This development also marks a significant point in our partnership with Hill to deliver 500 brand new council homes across the city by March 2022.”

We are also working hard to complete three brand new council homes at Colville Garages, two at Queens Meadow and two at Gunhild Way.