A brand new housing site has just been officially handed over that is providing much needed homes in Derby.

Derby Homes and Derby City Council have worked in partnership to build 15 brand new homes on Coronation Avenue, Alvaston on a site that was previously Ashley Hostel, an Adult Services facility.

Councillor Ranjit Banwait, ward councillor and Chair of the Boulton Neighbourhood Board officially opened the scheme on Thursday 15 June 2017 and was joined by Mike Ainsley, Chair of Derby Homes.

All 15 properties will be available for affordable rent from Derby Homes. The modern, comfortable homes have all been completed to a high standard and built by Derby Homes’ in-house staff and apprentices, along with other, locally sourced labour.

Funding support for 13 of the homes came from the Homes and Communities Agency, with the remainder from right-to-buy sales.

This is the biggest housing development yet to be delivered between Derby Homes and Derby City Council and marks the first achievement in the Council’s commitment to deliver 500 affordable homes by March 2020. This is one of the “Super Six” headline pledges of the Council’s 50 pledges that set out how they will achieve their vision for Derby.

Councillor Ranjit Banwait said:

“This is a great start to delivering quality, affordable homes to rent as part of the “Super-Six” of our 50 Pledges. Housing is a vital part of our future vision for Derby and our partnership with Derby Homes is key in delivering this.”

Mike Ainsley said:

“I’m extremely proud that we’ve contributed to the council’s vision for Derby with this, the biggest scheme we’ve delivered in-house so far. It really show’s what’s possible with the effective partnership we have and, of course, our skilled operatives and apprentices!”

A gallery of photographs from the launch can be viewed on the Derby Homes Flickr Page