A Milton Keynes housing association has delivered desperately needed homes to help tackle the region’s housing crisis.
Grand Union Housing Group, based in Kent’s Hill, completed its anticipated Whitehouse Park development on 6th June. The complex includes 32 properties available for rent and shared ownership.
The eagerly awaited construction comes as Milton Keynes, and across the UK faces a devastating housing crisis. According to homelessness charity, Shelter, over the last five years, affordable housebuilding has averaged less than 6,500 homes a year — nowhere near enough for the 1.1 million people on the waiting list.
Whitehouse Park, in Teeswater Way, was delivered in partnership with Bovis Homes. It comes as Grand Union hits a milestone of building nearly 50 homes in MK over the last few months, during the pandemic, and is on site constructing new homes at Bradwell Common and Walnut Tree.
Dave Lakin, Director of Development & Commercial at Grand Union, said: “Genuinely affordable social housing has a critical part to play in helping people escape poverty. We’re committed to providing affordable homes and our aim is to create a sustainable and balanced community, where residents can thrive.
“The completion of Whitehouse Park is a milestone to celebrate. It was not without its challenges — primarily that of the coronavirus pandemic — but we’re very proud of the finished building and can’t wait to welcome our first move-ins.
“Each house is equipped with an allocated parking space, a balcony and a stylish high gloss kitchen — with integrated appliances. We look forward to welcoming Whitehouse Park’s new move-ins and hope it provides the MK community with safe, secure and attractive places to call home.”
Header image shows Whitehouse Park in Milton Keynes. Image ©Matthew Power Photography.