Work begins on new council homes in Warwick

The new development will have a mix of one, two and three bedroomed homes

Work has started on more than 50 new homes in Warwick.

Despite the ongoing challenges brought by the pandemic, Warwick District Council’s programme to increase its council housing stock has continued with work starting on 54 new homes north of Gallows Hill.

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The new development will be a mix of one, two and three bedroomed houses all of which will be available to rent or for shared ownership next year.

Work has started on the building of new council homes in Warwick. Photo supplied

The new homes are being constructed by Vistry Partnership to meet a highly energy efficient specification with air source heat pumps, cavity walls and PV solar panels delivering a 77-80 per cent reduction in carbon emissions.

Cllr Jan Matecki, Warwick District Council’s portfolio holder for housing services, said: “We’re extremely pleased to have been able to fast-track this exciting scheme, which in less than six months has progressed from land purchase and planning to the start of work on site.

"This new development will not only provide affordable, energy efficient and environmentally friendly homes, but also construction jobs in economically challenging times for our district.”

Artist impression of the new homes. Image supplied