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Lovell set for £2.4 million Flintshire affordable homes scheme

Mold-based affordable housing developer Lovell has been selected by Pennaf Housing Group to build a £2.4 million, 21-home affordable housing scheme in Hawarden, Flintshire, north-east Wales.

The development will create 20 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes and one bungalow at Lower Aston Hall Lane. The new homes have been made possible by the Welsh Government, who have transferred land to Pennaf which was originally designated for road improvements but has since been released to provide much-needed new affordable housing.

Lovell, based locally in Queen’s Lane, Mold, is set to start work in February 2016 on the 11-month construction programme which is going ahead with £660,000 of Welsh Government Social Housing Grant, secured by Flintshire County Council, as well as with private finance arranged by Pennaf. The finished homes will be managed by Clwyd Alyn Housing Association, which is a member of Pennaf Housing Group.

Lovell regional director Nigel Yates says: “We’re delighted to be working with Pennaf on this new development which will help answer the pressing need for high-quality new affordable homes locally. We look forward to getting construction work under way.”

Deiniol Evans, director of technical services for Pennaf, says: “We have worked with Lovell on many other affordable housing schemes across the region and look forward to work beginning on the Aston Mead site next month.”

The project was awarded to Lovell, which is a member of Pennaf’s construction framework, through a competitive tendering process.

Councillor Helen Brown, Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Housing, comments: “I’m delighted that work on this scheme is about to start and look forward to seeing much needed new affordable housing for local people in this area.”