Largest council homes project in nearly 20 years officially opened
Her Worship the Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Councillor Penny Carpenter, was joined by councillors, stakeholders, project team and construction company to celebrate the official opening of the council's new housing development, featuring 18 one-bedroom flats.
The £3m development is the biggest single expansion in council homes in the borough for more than 17 years. The new homes are named Jubilee Court, in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's 70 years on the throne and are a nod to the nearby Royal Britannia Crescent, which was named in recognition of the Golden Jubilee.
The thoughtfully designed homes, which were built on land next to the Beach Coach Station car park in Great Yarmouth, were created with the needs of the community in mind. From their spacious modern interiors to modern energy-efficient features, the flats demonstrate the council's ongoing commitment to sustainable living and the conservation of resources.
Nicola Turner, Head of Housing Assets at Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said: "The official opening of Jubilee Court was a celebration of the fantastic joint working of all involved from the initial pre-planning design stage to the completion of the construction of the new homes.
"The project team has always focused on the quality of the design and construction of the flats as well as the quality of the communal areas. Residents of these new homes will not only have an energy efficient and affordable home but will share use of a large private garden with wildflower meadow. All homes have now been allocated and the new tenants will be moving in over the next few weeks."
The Mayor, Councillor Carpenter, said: "This moment is a testament to the council's shared commitment to build a society that leaves no one behind, a community that thrives on compassion and opportunity. These 18 one-bedroom flats represent hope, progress and a brighter future for all who will call them home."
The development was carried out in partnership with Broadland Housing Association - which brought its wealth of experience in delivering high quality affordable homes to the project from the earliest pre-planning stage. The building work was carried out by Norfolk company, H Smith and Sons of Honingham.
The building of the homes was made possible thanks to funding from the Government's One Public Estate Brownfield Land Release Fund and Homes England.