Pound Lane Central Handed Over to Build Contractor to Begin Works

Story posted: 13/02/2019

Works are due to start at the Pound Lane Central development as Sempra handed over the site to the build contractor, Jerram Falkus, on 4th February 2019.

The development will be providing seven, one and two-bedroom apartments and two, two-bedroom houses, all of which will be available for Shared Ownership. As part of its Shared Ownership New Homes Delivery Programme, Sempra is working in partnership with Homes England and is supporting Basildon Council with its ambition to give priority to the Borough’s Key Workers and residents to access housing. Key workers include nurses, teachers, police and other public servants.

Melanie Keys, Manager of Sempra Homes, Councillor Andrew Baggott, Leader of Basildon Council and Chairman of the Policy, Oversight and Strategy Committee, and the project officers attended on Wednesday 13th February to mark the handover of the site.

Melanie Keys said: “Our Shared Ownership homes at Pound Lane Central will provide opportunities to purchase a share in a home where outright purchase is not affordable. Through our Shared Ownership programme we are working alongside the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, enabling residents to purchase an initial share of their home with an option to buy furthers shares as they can afford to do so, with the opportunity to purchase the full 100% and freehold of the property.”

Councillor Andrew Baggott added: “Sempra was set up to build good-quality and affordable homes for our residents and key workers. This development is yet another example of us delivering on that ambition and I am delighted to be here to mark the beginning of an exciting project. We are committed to providing quality new homes for residents and reviving local areas whilst meeting the varying housing needs of the borough.”

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