On Tuesday 18 September, Peter Dowd MP joined Jigsaw Homes Group Chief Executive, Hilary Roberts to officially launch our new development on Buckley Hill Lane, Bootle, with a ceremonial tree planting.
Jigsaw Group worked closely with Sefton Council, Homes England and Seddon Group to deliver the £5.6m development of 57 new homes in August 2018. Comprising of 39 bungalows, 14 apartments and four houses all available for affordable rent, the development offers a mix of properties all let to local people with a housing need.
The development incorporates numerous energy efficiency features and the design maximises the effective use of space.
Less than two miles away on Beach Road, Jigsaw Group developed a further 35 homes for affordable rent. In total, the two developments provided new homes for more than 250 people in the area.
Hilary Roberts, Jigsaw Homes Group Chief Executive said, “This highly enjoyable event celebrated our successful partnerships in delivering much needed affordable homes in Sefton. We will continue to seek opportunities to provide more affordable homes across Merseyside.”
Peter Dowd MP said “It was a pleasure to be at the official launch of the new development on Buckley Hill Lane. It’s a brilliant example of what positive partnerships can deliver, new affordable homes for local people and providing long lasting home security. It’s good to see a Labour Council working proactively with developers to tackle the housing crisis.”
Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, added: “Both the Buckley Hill Lane and Beach Road developments offer much needed and good quality housing for residents in Sefton. This scheme highlights how positive working relationships between a developer and the Council can bring about high calibre housing design and expediently delivered developments.”
We pride ourselves on providing quality new affordable homes. As an approved Homes England partner, Jigsaw Group, formed following the merger of New Charter Group and Adactus Housing Group, is one of the biggest developers in the country. The Group delivered 800 new homes in the last financial year and successfully housed over 3,000 people across the local authorities it works in. Looking ahead, the Group’s development strategy aims to provide 2,700 new homes over the next three years.