Our Latest Developments
We are continuing to forge ahead with the development of new homes for single people, families and the elderly across the West Midlands and in the latter half of 2009 we completed a £1.5m housing development in Junction Street, Dudley that has brought much needed affordable homes to the area.
Then in 2010 Nehemiah UCHA worked as part of the Spectrum Development Partnership with lead partner WM Housing Group, at Lawnswood Rise, Wordsley.
The new development, off Auckland Road is part of a housing development comprising both social and private houses and flats built on the site of the former Wordsley Hospital. Nehemiah UCHA residents moved into six two bedroomed flats, all of which have been designed to the highest standards using the latest energy-efficient designs for heating, insulation and natural lighting to ensure the homes remain affordable when the residents are living there.
MORE DEVELOPMENT PLANS
Over the next few years we will also be busy with refurbishment work, since over half of our stock was developed or acquired during the first five years of the Association’s life back in the early nineties. The majority of these older properties now require refurbishment works all at the same time, and this is going to be a difficult balancing act to keep within our budgets but continue to maintain our stock to a high standard.
By 2014, the situation should have eased, as properties built after the first few years were developed in smaller tranches.
In terms of developing new homes there are a number of development opportunities for the next 2 years and this will help the organisation grow.
The Association also has a planned programme of transferring the ownership of the properties developed for us by our partners into our ownership which should reduce lease charges and be beneficial to all.