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Innovative development celebrates 100 years of council housing with first tenants!

Published on Wednesday, 16th December 2020

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An innovative Bedworth development named ‘Centennial Close’ to honour 100 years of council housing in our Borough will see its first tenants move in this month.

The Pine Tree Road site in Bedworth has transformed what was an old, disused, garage location into an attractive, modern housing estate. Built with funding from Homes England, the new estate consists of six, two-bedroom semi-detached houses, as well as four, one-bedroom apartments.

Built using an innovative, modular construction method at a local off-site factory and delivered to the construction site ready to be assembled, the homes endorse a manufacturing method which is not only cost-effective, but also environmentally friendly.

The accommodation provides affordable, spacious and energy efficient living which meets national space standards, ensuring that the homes are of an extremely high standard.

Cllr Chris Watkins, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Communities attended a Covid-safe opening ceremony to mark the completion of the development, he said:

“I am delighted to be announcing the finalisation of this Bedworth development, it has been a great achievement to see this happen during the coronavirus pandemic. The houses are top quality and have been constructed using the latest building methods. It is wonderful to also be celebrating a great milestone in house building history with this development, and to see how construction methods have evolved in that time. I’m sure the future tenants will be extremely happy with their new homes.”

Delighted to be among the first tenants to be moving on to the site, Miss Charmaine Johnson, and Mr Kelvin Whetstone said:

“The houses are very well designed with excellent quality living space and good finishing touches, it’s a lovely estate and the area is also really lovely. You wouldn’t think that these properties are not built in the conventional way, overall, it is very nice.”

You can view the video of the opening day here. You can also take a ‘virtual tour’ of one of the new houses here.