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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