TWO new housing developments in Worcester have been completed, bringing new life to former garages.

The homes in Turrell Street and Moor Street were both former garage sites and have been converted into four affordable homes by Platform Housing.

Funding for the homes came via Homes England and the group, and cost a grand total of £734,011 to build.

Both developments offer affordable homes and are available for shared ownership.

Both sites were former garage sites with work commencing in May 2020 and finishing in March 2021 with all homes already sold.

Ashley Round, project manager at Platform Housing Group said: “These two dilapidated garage sites have been demolished and four new affordable homes have been built, allowing people to purchase their first homes via the Shared Ownership Programme.

"The sites now look fresh and new and have vastly improved the street scenes.”

"Both developments have been really positive for the areas, helping people to get their feet on the property ladder.

"We would like to thank all the residents in the local areas for their continued support throughout both projects."

Those involved in the new development include the developer Tricas Construction, employer’s agent Fellows Construction Consultants, engineer CSG Engineers and architect and prinicipal designer and party wall consultant, DJD Architects.

Both sites are well positioned within Worcester; Moor Street is located in the city centre close to the train station. Turrall Street is in close proximity to the open spaces of Gheluvelt Park and a 15 minute walk from both the city centre and the train station.

Platform Housing Group – which owns 46,000 homes in total – completed 1,448 homes in 2019/20 (1,598 in 2018/19) at an investment of £258m (£228m in 2018/19).

The Group also built more social rented homes – at a figure of 981 – during the past 2 years in England than any other provider, 523 in 2019/20, almost 33 per cent of the total homes built.

Platform Housing Group’s operating area is from Herefordshire in the West to the Lincolnshire coast in the East, and from the Derbyshire Dales in the North to the Cotswolds in the South.