New affordable homes built by Leicester city council

New affordable homes have been built by Leicester City Council in a ground-breaking project to build hundreds of rental homes in the city.

The first three houses have been built on Ambassador Road in Crown Hills. They consist of two semi-detached homes and one detached house.

They are the first of 29 new homes being built at six sites in the city, in the first phase of the project.

The other five sites include Netherhall, Thurnby Lodge, Beaumont Leys and Humberstone.

The next phase will see more affordable homes being built at the former Saffron Velodrome site and on land off Lanesborough Road in Rushey Mead

In total over 320 houses will be built over the next few years, with a total investment of £48million.

Leicester assistant city mayor for housing, Cllr Elly Cutkelvin, said: “It is very encouraging to see these first new council houses completed and ready be used.”

“This project gives the city council the chance to take a lead role in the creation of much-needed new affordable council housing, as well as investing in areas of the city and regenerating disused areas of land to give them a new lease of life.”

Work at the five remaining phase one sites is due to be completed by early 2021.