Teign Housing has invested just over £3million in building 67 new homes in Teignbridge over the past 12 months. The completion of 11 new homes at the former Bradley Mill site in Newton Abbot, marks the end of what has been Teign Housing’s busiest year in development.
Stephen Purser, Teign Housing’s Chair of the Board said: “It’s been great to see so many of our schemes complete this year. We have covered such a broad spectrum of housing type, which has been really exciting for us.”
Schemes have ranged from one property refurbishments in Dawlish to a smaller rural scheme in Broadhempston and from a two home build in Moretonhampstead to 15 pitches for travellers at Haldon. The housing provider also took on the affordable properties at larger developments in the district at the former hospital site in Newton Abbot and Charles Road in Kingskerwell. Teign Housing have plans to build a further 145 homes between now and 2018.
Stephen Purser added: “The advantage of being a smaller, local housing provider is that we can really hone in on the individual housing needs of our towns and villages - making sure our money is invested in the right places. Our key priority when it comes to building new homes is quality. We pay particular attention to the design and layout of the properties and also the size of rooms. We want to make sure the houses and flats we build now, will still meet the needs of residents in years to come.”
The 11 new two bedroom flats, which have been built by Galliford Try on the former Bradley Mill site, have been renamed Shirburne Mill. This was what the mill was known as during the period when it was under the ownership of Bradley Manor and part of Newton Abbot’s leather-making industry.