Weaver Vale Housing Trust has unveiled a new affordable housing development in Northwich, named in honour of its former Chief Executive Steve Jennings.
‘Jennings Court’ was officially opened by Steve, who retired last year after over 40 years working in the housing sector – including 14 years as Chief Executive of the Trust.
Steve planted a Cherry Blossom Tree and cut a ribbon to mark the opening of the scheme, which consists of 6 one- bedroom flats available for affordable rent.
Steve said "It was a very proud moment for me, the sun was shining and the homes look fantastic. I also had a guided tour of one of the flats and it was so good to catch up with everyone."
Weaver Vale Housing Trust is building hundreds of new homes across the region over the next five years. The Trust is offering a variety of housing options – from homes available for affordable rent to the shared ownership – where people buy a share in a home and pay rent on the share they don't own.
Wayne Gales, chief executive of Weaver Vale Housing Trust: “The Trust is the only landlord wholly based in west Cheshire. We provide more than 6,200 affordable homes, but we realised we needed to do more to address the growing demand for good quality housing locally.
“That is why we are investing heavily in building new homes for people across Cheshire.
“Developments like Jennings Court are just the start – and we are now in a great position to deliver. We are open for business and we want to work with partners to provide people with the homes they need.”