The project is a partnership between Riverside, Carlisle City Council and Lovell. The Homes & Communities Agency is providing funding support.
The new homes – due for completion in early 2015 – will be a mix of bungalows and two-, three- and four-bedroom houses, which will all be for affordable rent.
Over the past decade, Lovell has built 262 new homes on the estate. Regional director Nigel Yates said: “We’re delighted to be working with Riverside and Carlisle City Council on this latest phase of development at Raffles, helping provide modern, well-designed affordable homes for local people. Lovell has now worked at Raffles for more than a decade and it has been highly rewarding to see how the area has changed. We are all extremely pleased to have started work on this most recent phase in the estate’s continuing transformation.”