Construction to commence this month on Plot 1, Townhill Park
Construction is due to commence this month on Plot 1 at Townhill Park - 56 affordable homes on the corner of Meggeson Avenue and Townhill Way - with completion planned for March 2019. Drew Smith Limited, part of regeneration business Galliford Try Partnerships, have been appointed as the contractor.
The homes will be developed and owned by the council and will be available for rent at affordable rents. They will include 17 one-bedroom flats; 26 two-bedroom flats; seven three-bedroom flats and six two-storey, three-bedroom houses.
The council’s £10M investment in Plot 1 is supported by a £750,000 grant from the Homes and Communities Agency and money received in Section 106 payments from private housing developers.
Cllr Simon Letts, Leader of Southampton City Council, said:
"We're pleased to be working again with Drew Smith on Plot 1 at Townhill Park following our recent, successful partnership at Erskine Court.
"These affordable homes are the first step in a much larger project designed to help transform the Townhill community. Over the years, we've been working with the community and have recently received helpful feedback on the proposed Village Green and its playground, part of the environmental improvements for all residents."
Stuart Munro, Managing Director, Drew Smith Ltd, said:
"We are extremely pleased to be delivering the first phase of new homes at Townhill Park, regenerating the site to provide a significant number of much needed affordable homes. We hope that the project will act as a catalyst for the wider regeneration planned for the area by Southampton City Council.”
Stephen Teagle, Chief Executive, Galliford Try Partnerships said:
"This is a great achievement for our recently acquired Southampton based office. We look forward to the progression of the project and continuing the relationship with Southampton City Council"