Placefirst stages open day on Saturday 22nd November for potential tenants of fair value homes to rent in Woodnook, Accrington

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Show homes open between 10am and 2pm


Potential customers will get the chance to get a sneak peek at a brand new £15m housing scheme transforming a once dilapidated Accrington neighbourhood.

Specialist build-to-rent developer PlaceFirst and joint venture partners Together Housing Group will throw the doors open on the showhome for the new Woodnook development, a 131-family home development on Saturday, November 22 between 10am-2pm on Augusta Street and Hudson Street.

In one of the largest residential schemes of its kind in the UK, the joint venture is transforming empty Victorian terraces across Woodnook into energy efficient 2, 3, and 4-bedroom family homes for private rent.

In addition to new and refurbished homes, PlaceFirst is delivering a property facelift project on Nuttall Street which will create an attractive gateway into Woodnook and help support local shops and businesses.

Hyndburn Borough Council has recently approved further facelift projects in Woodnook and anticipate delivery in 2015.

Public realm improvements to a number of streets will also be delivered, and there are plans for a new public square in the heart of Woodnook, adjacent to The Woodnook Centre and in close proximity to local shops.

PlaceFirst is releasing 10 refurbished homes to the market in November, and anticipate the first release of new homes from January 2015.

Martin Ellerby, Head of New Business & Innovation at Manchester-based PlaceFirst, said:

We’re incredibly proud of the homes we are delivering in Woodnook, and believe they will set a new benchmark in fair value private rent. Along with our joint venture partners at Together Housing Group, we are not only delivering great homes, but a professional, well managed landlord service for our customers.

The scale of what we are doing here in Woodnook is going to be transformational and we are very grateful for the continued support we have had from Hyndburn Borough Council from the outset of this project.

Kevin Ruth, Together Housing Group Deputy Chief Executive, added:

We’re developing high quality properties across the north of England and although this is outside our normal area of operation, we’re incredibly proud of the work we’re doing in Accrington.

This is another example of where partnership working can help to reduce the housing shortage facing the country, by breathing new life into communities and helping families create a new future.

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