Lovell hand over 47 homes on Acle development to Clarion Housing Group

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Left to right: Wendy Lane, from Clarion; Kirsten Wildman, Clarion; Simon Medler, regional managing director of Lovell Partnerships in East Anglia; Cllr Jane James, Norfolk County Council/Repton; Cllr Greg Peck, Norfolk County Council/chair of the board of Repton; Dan Read, Clarion; Jeremy Turnbull, Clarion, at St Edmund’s Park, Lovell’s development in Acle.

Leading partnership housing developer, Lovell has completed and handed over 47 affordable homes to Clarion Housing Group at its St Edmund’s Park development in Acle at a ceremony where representatives from Lovell, Repton Homes, Clarion Housing Group and Norfolk County Council were able to inspect the new homes.

Lovell, in association with Repton Homes, the housing development company wholly owned by Norfolk County Council, is building a total of 68 affordable units at St Edmund’s Park. 42 of these are affordable rented, whilst the remaining 26 are shared ownership properties.

St Edmund’s Park comprises 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom homes and 2- and 3-bedroom bungalows and will see a total of 137 new homes built on this development. When originally planned, there were to be only 45 affordable homes.

Simon Medler, managing director from Lovell in East Anglia, comments: “The provision of social housing is extremely important, so we are very happy to have completed and handed over these much-needed new homes to Clarion. St Edmund’s Park has been a very successful development for us and being able to provide great quality social homes is vital.”  

A Clarion spokesperson said: “We are very proud to have worked with partners to deliver vital housing which local people can afford in Norfolk, where we already own and manage hundreds of affordable homes. We are incredibly passionate about providing homes to those who need them most and are delighted that this important project has become a reality.”

Cllr. Greg Peck, Chair of the Board of Repton, said: “St Edmund’s Park has been an incredibly successful demonstration of partnership working. We have been able to provide much needed, high-quality, and affordable housing, and the handover of the latest batch homes to Clarion is an important step.”

The final 21 new homes are due to be handed over on 16th November, six months ahead of the scheduled completion date.

Lovell is a partnership housing expert and a leading provider of innovative and high-quality residential construction and regeneration developments across the UK, building homes, sourcing land and investing in communities. 

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