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Work starts on £77m Wilts housing PFI

Construction has begun on a £77m housing scheme that will deliver 350 new affordable rented homes in west Wiltshire.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held last week. L to r - Steve Blake, Aster; Cllr John Thomson, Wilts CC; Nigel Greenaway, Westbury Homes; Colin Molton, HCA Above: A groundbreaking ceremony was held last week. L to r - Steve Blake, Aster; Cllr John Thomson, Wilts CC; Nigel Greenaway, Westbury Homes; Colin Molton, HCA

The land has been provided by Wiltshire Council and Persimmon Homes. Westbury Partnerships, working with Aster Communities (formerly Sarsen Housing Association), will build the new homes.

The initial phases will be built in Trowbridge, Warminster, Westbury, Melksham and Hilperton, with the first properties ready to move into during summer 2012. Plans to build a further 100 homes are also progressing.

The housing PFI allows local authorities to work with private sector partners to build, improve and manage housing. It is administered in England by the HCA.

Aster group development director Steve Blake said: “It’s fantastic to see the construction of this landmark new development getting under way and we’re looking forward to seeing it take shape over the coming months.

“When completed, all of the homes being delivered as part of the PFI projects will make a real difference to the lives of people living in Wiltshire and help address the urgent need for high-quality new affordable housing across the country.”

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This article was published on 06/02/2012 (last updated on 06/02/2012).

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