Tanya-Clare Cowell and Darren Gover recently moved into their new property, a three bedroom townhouse, with their two 3 year old girls Layla-Jane and Kallie-Marie, as well as Darren’s younger sister Ruth. The family had previously been living in council provided temporary accommodation above a shop.
Woking Borough Council, Kier Partnership Homes and Thames Valley Housing have been working in partnership to deliver 224 affordable rented homes at Kingsmoor Park in the Westfield area of Woking.
The homes, which have been constructed by Kier over a 3 year period, are now completed. All the properties are occupied by people in housing need who have been nominated by Woking Borough Council. The homes are mainly family houses, including 8 built specifically for wheelchair users. Thames Valley Housing is responsible for managing and maintaining the properties from a site office situated within the scheme. The provision of these new homes has had a significant impact on Woking Borough Council’s housing register, with local people spending less time in temporary or unsuitable accommodation.
Tanya-Clare Cowell said: “We’re delighted to have moved into our brand new home. We have family who already live on the development and it’s great to be able to live nearby. We’re excited to finally have a family home after years of waiting, and can’t wait to get settled in.”
Cllr David Bittleston, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Strategic Housing, said: “One of the most important issues our communities face today is the need for good-quality affordable housing and Kingsmoor Park has made a significant step towards achieving this need. By working in partnership with Kier and Thames Valley Housing, we have provided 224 much-needed homes at social rent levels that will benefit local families now and in the future. I’d like to wish Darren, his family and everyone who has moved to a new home on Kingsmoor Park every success for the future.”
Chris King, Managing Director at Kier Living Central, said, “We are delighted to complete this significant scheme in close partnership with Woking Borough Council and Thames Valley Housing. Over the three-year construction programme we have endeavoured to deliver high quality products and services with sustainability at the heart of all that we do.”
Charlotte Ward, Neighbourhood Manager at Kingsmoor Park, said: “It’s great that we have now moved all 224 families into Kingsmoor Park. We wouldn’t have been able to achieve all this without our partnerships with Kier and Woking Borough Council. I hope Tanya, Darren and their family are settling in to their new home and wish them all the best for the future.”