United House has agreed a £20m deal to build 190 new homes in the London Borough of Hounslow.
The Beavers Lane regeneration scheme includes the demolition of 72 flats suffering from structural floor defects and replacing them with a mix of privately owned, rented and low-cost home (LCHO) ownership properties. Client is ALMO Hounslow Homes.
The development includes one, two and three bedroom flats plus two and three bedroom houses. There is a relatively high proportion of three bedroom properties to comply with local planning policy.
Half of the overall development will be affordable housing. Rental and Low-Cost Home Ownership properties will be handed over to Hounslow Homes while A2 Housing will look after the shared ownership element.
The project, a joint venture owned 50/50 by United House and A2 Housing, is due for completion in 2010.
Some £5.3m has been allocated to the project by the London Development Agency and Hounslow council, while the Homes and Communities Agency has allocated nearly £3m of direct grant funding.
United House is a strategic partner of Hounslow Homes, which is in the process of bringing its 3,000 social housing units up to the Decent Homes Standard.