TVH opens 90 new affordable homes in Horley

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Sam Gyimah MP has officially opened a brand new development of 90 affordable homes, in the centre of Horley.

The MP for East Surrey said: “For many, picking up the keys to your own home is a dream come true. “The new apartments at Russell Square are an affordable option to give Horley residents the chance to realise this dream. I am delighted to welcome this development for our community.”

Russell Square has been created in a partnership between Thames Valley Housing (TVH) and Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, and as well as 75 homes for shared ownership also provides a further 15 for affordable rent.

TVH Development Director Guy Burnett said: “Russell Square couldn’t have been possible without the commitment of our partners, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, and Rydon. The development will contribute greatly to the changing face of Horley’s town centre, providing affordable places to live for local people.”

Rydon was appointed to build Russell Square which is situated on the corner of Victoria Road and Russells Crescent, very near the railway station. The size, number, design and cost of the new homes have all been tailored to meet the specific housing needs of the borough. The homes are made up of one and two bedroom flats.

Councillor Victor Broad, Leader of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, who was also present, said, “This represents a major step in the regeneration of Horley town centre. Importantly, it will enable local people to benefit from much needed new affordable homes and for those who part-buy through shared ownership, to get on the housing ladder. The scheme’s retail units, which will be retained by the council, along with the new residents’ spending power, will make an important contribution to the local economy.”

Ben Finch, Contracts Manager at Rydon, added: “Russell Square is a landmark development for Horley. Rydon is pleased to have been part of the project team. We have also ensured the local economy has benefited during the build process, with local construction trainees and tradespeople contributing to its success.”

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If you would like more information about Thames Valley Housing, please contact Gavin McNee, Communications and Campaigns Officer, on 020 8607 0622 or email him: gavin_mcnee@tvha.co.uk

You can also find out more about TVH by going to www.tvha.co.uk Follow TVH on Twitter @ThamesValleyHA

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About Thames Valley Housing Association

Thames Valley Housing is based in Twickenham, West London and delivers housing for a wide range of people. Founded in 1966, the association manages and administers over 15,000 properties in London, Middlesex, Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire and Sussex. Thames Valley Housing aims to meet the aspirations of all our customers and residents, helping them to get the home they want or need at the outset, providing further opportunities to move or buy later should they wish.  It provides affordable rented homes, HomeBuy, market rent and key worker accommodation, including the staff accommodation for eight NHS Trusts.

About Rydon

Rydon is a successful construction, development, maintenance and management group operating throughout England. It is a multi-talented organisation, working across a wide range of market sectors within the built environment. From its beginnings in 1978, Rydon has grown into a multi-faceted company, employing over 600 people. Rydon Construction, Rydon Homes and Rydon Maintenance cover general contracting, refurbishment, remediation, cross subsidy regeneration, property maintenance and residential and commercial property development, while Ryhurst focuses on developing bespoke product/service solutions for the health and social care markets.

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