Cottsway Housing Association hosted an event for all teams and residents involved. This marked the culmination of a one-year redevelopment project built by E G Carter & Co Ltd and part-funded by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
In all, 19 new homes for affordable rent have been built on the site. Over the past few weeks residents have moved into the 14 brand new one and two bedroom flats and five, two and three bedroom houses.
Miss Blennerhassett, a new resident who has been in her new home for 6 weeks said:
“Before I was homeless for 2 years, lived in my car for 4 months and had no idea when my life would get better. This home has changed my life, I’m back at College doing an accountancy course and I finally feel positive about my future”
Chief Executive of Cottsway Housing Association, Vivian Rosser said: “Vernon Court is an important addition to housing provision in the town. The cost of renting privately and buying a home has become much less affordable in West Oxfordshire and beyond, so this year, Cottsway is starting to develop 200 new homes for affordable rent.”
Phillip Barnes Regional Manager at E G Carter & Co Ltd said: “We are proud to have delivered the Vernon Court project on behalf of Cottsway ahead of target and to have seen how thrilled the new residents are with their new homes is the icing on the cake.”