Work progressing at first development to be delivered by ground-breaking partnership of housing associations

Evera Homes – of which Longhurst Group are proud to be a part – is building its first scheme of 60 new homes in Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire.

The first homes on the development, which has been named De Havilland Gardens, are due for completion later this year.

The two, three, four and five-bedroom properties will be a mix of outright sale, shared ownership and affordable rent. In total, 24 of the homes will be affordable – representing 40% of the scheme.

Consisting of Longhurst Group, Cross Keys Homes, Flagship Group and The Hyde Group, Evera Homes is a ground-breaking joint venture that plans to deliver an additional 2,000 new homes across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough combined authority area by 2023.

Longhurst Group’s Executive Director of Portfolio Investment Ian Jackson, said: “It is fantastic to see Evera’s first scheme beginning to take shape.

“As one of the leading associations in the Midlands and East of England, we are very proud to be part of Evera and to be working with our partners to deliver more affordable new homes in an area where they are desperately needed.

“Our involvement with Evera underlines our absolute commitment to tackling the housing crisis and finding solutions to the chronic shortage of affordable homes in this country.”

Chair of Evera Homes, Claire Higgins added: “I’m delighted that we have started our first development. The fact that 40 per cent of the new homes will be affordable demonstrates our commitment to delivering housing in which local people can afford to live.”

Carol Cairns, Homes England’s Head of Home Ownership and Supply for the South East, said: “Working in partnership to share risk and reward on sites, to ensure delivery is in the right places, of the right quality and appropriately addresses local needs, is fantastic.

“I think finding new ways to drive the delivery of homes is really important, so I am pleased to see housing associations working together to find new ways to deliver more homes.”

For more information on Evera Homes, click here.

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