Reigate & Banstead and Horley Town Councillors celebrated the start of construction of a multi-million pound development of affordable homes being built by Thames Valley Housing last week.
The project, in Horley town centre on the site of Newman House, will provide 75 homes for shared ownership and 15 homes for affordable rent as well as 4 retail units.
The scheme represents a major step in the regeneration of Horley town centre and is being undertaken in partnership with Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and built by Rydon Construction.
Councillor Victor Broad, Deputy Leader of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, said: “I am delighted that those struggling to get on the property ladder, will have the chance to benefit from this major regeneration scheme in Horley town centre, of which these homes form an important part.
“The four retail units which are a key part of the development, along with the new residents, will contribute to the local economy, helping in our plans to sustain a vibrant, thriving town centre.”
Councillor Richard Oliver, Chairman of Horley Town Council and Town Mayor, Councillor Allen Kay and Councillor Surrinder Banwait, both Horley Central Ward Councillors, were also present at the event along with Mark Allnutt, Group Development Director, Thames Valley Housing.
Mark said: “On behalf of TVH, I am delighted to be involved in the regeneration of Horley by developing this important site. “
“The new homes have all been designed to a very high standard with a courtyard garden, balconies and undercroft parking. They are also in a fantastic location; close to supermarkets, shops and other amenities.
The homes for sale have been designed to appeal to professional people. Living here, they will be in close proximity to the London to Brighton mainline and to Gatwick; ideal for those wish to commute.
The homes are due for completion in 2015.