Nuplace’s sustainable development at Southwater Way is fully reserved
Telford & Wrekin Council’s wholly owned housing company Nuplace has now let all of the 46 properties at its latest development off Southwater Way.
Tenants will start to move into the homes from February, following completion of the first phase of properties.
Southwater Way is Nuplace’s most sustainable development, designed specifically to contribute towards the council’s commitment to tackle climate change. All properties benefit from solar panels and electric car charging points, helping tenants to reduce their fuel bills and at the same time reducing the scheme’s carbon footprint.
The properties, which have been developed by Nuplace’s building partner Lovell, are also situated in a highly sustainable location, close to the town centre and all of its amenities. The development features 46, one, two, three and four bedroom homes for a mixture of private and affordable rent.
Councillor Richard Overton, Cabinet Member for Housing, Enforcement & Transport said: “As the council’s wholly owned housing company, it is our aspiration to ensure that Nuplace lead the way in delivering ‘sustainable homes. Southwater Way has been a hugely popular site from the offset; with over 140 tenancy applications received within the first four weeks of launching. Feedback tells us that the car charging points have gone down particularly well with residents which very clearly highlights the demand for these types of properties in Telford and Wrekin.”
A family of four from Lightmoor will be one of the first families to move into their new home early next year. Mum of three Jayne told us:
“As soon as I saw the Southwater Way development, and how centrally located the new homes were, I knew it was the right time to move home.
“In the end it didn’t just come down location. Having not long purchased my first electric car, once I learnt that the new homes came with fully installed car charging points, at no extra hassle or cost to me, I was sold instantly.
“The solar panels will be new to us as a family. This is incredibly innovative and something I am really looking forward to benefiting from.
“With my children all of different ages we couldn’t choose a better location – it is spot on for us all. My older children can use nearby public transport links to get to college, university and work - plus my younger son and I will be able to walk straight to Telford Town Park. This is something we are very much looking forward to enjoying.”
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) invested around £460,000 into this development as part of its brownfield first approach which involves regenerating the region’s former industrial sites and vacant urban plots, helping to protect the Green Belt.
Nuplace currently has 464 homes in the borough with 66 currently under construction at its next site, Wild Walk, off Donnington Wood Way.
Wild Walk is also striving to be a highly sustainable development with Nuplace working alongside partners, Wrekin Housing Group and Lovell Partnerships Ltd to deliver PV panels and car charging across the development as well as introducing a number of ‘Future Homes Standard’ properties which go beyond current building regulation requirements for insulation and energy performance.
Anyone who is interested in Nuplace homes can register their interest at www.nuplace.co.uk to be among the first to hear about new developments.