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Work on derelict Hamworthy site under way
BEHIND the tall blue hoardings significant progress is being made on 30 new homes which are transforming a long-derelict Poole site.
It was the first official engagement for the new chief executive of Spectrum, Richard Hill who said: “The development is coming along really well and I look forward to being able to welcome local families to their new homes in the summer of 2014.”
On target to make its completion date, the building work by Drew Smith Ltd is helping regenerate the long derelict land with 14 three-bed houses, 12 one and two-bed flats, and conversion of the existing Lady Wimborne school into four houses.
Nine are being offered for open market sale, five for shared ownership and 16 for affordable rent.
“Since the hoardings around the site were put in place there has been an enormous amount of interest in the units for sale,” said Christine Turner, chairman of Spectrum Premier Homes, the group’s development subsidiary.
“In response to this we will be holding a special event at the RNLI building on Saturday October 26 and inviting interested purchasers to come along and to look at the plans and the specification in more detail and ask any questions relating to the scheme.”
She said people needed to earn 13 times their salary to afford an average property in Poole and 3,500 people were waiting for a home in the area.
“Hamworthy School is in the heart of this community and we want to ensure that what we build goes beyond simply the bricks and mortar and we will be working hard to make sure that those moving into our homes feel part of this community,” she said.
Cllr Peter Adams, portfolio holder for housing and adult social care said: “I know that 16 families currently on our high priority housing list will now be housed in comfort and at an affordable price.”
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