Construction has begun at Queensway, Southampton in the Old Town with Raglan Housing Association. Rund are pleased to be acting as Employer’s Agent, Clerk of Works and CDMC on this £5 million housing scheme which will offer a combination of 32 homes for affordable rent and 12 properties for shared ownership. These will include seven family-sized, four-storey, four-bedroom town houses; three two-storey, two-bedroom mews houses; 34 one- two- and three-bedroom flats and a ground floor retail unit.
All properties will include energy-saving features such as photovoltaic solar panels, heat recovery systems and high levels of insulation which adhere to The Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 standard.
Jonathan Layzell, Assistant Director of Business Development for Raglan Housing said: “We’re delighted to be starting the construction of these much-needed homes which will not only help meet the shortage of affordable housing for local people in the city centre but create a thriving community which will play a vital role in the regeneration of Southampton’s old town. We also hope that our shared ownership homes will give first time buyers and families who are unable to afford the high property prices in the city an opportunity to get their foot on the property ladder and own a home of their own in an ideal central location.”
Above: Raglan’s new affordable Queensway housing development starts on site (from left to right): Cllr Warwick Payne, Southampton City Council; Steve Cripps, Construction Manager, PMC Construction Ltd; Dominic Gaunt, Director, Design ACB; Paul Deakin, Director, Rund Partnership; Jonathan Layzell, Raglan Assistant Director of Business Development