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Mayor of Maidstone opens new housing in Coxheath

The Beacons Event Jan 2019

New housing for local people was officially opened this week in Coxheath, by the Mayor of Maidstone, Cllr David Naghi.

The three affordable rent bungalows at The Beacons were transformed from a disused garage site by local housing association Golding Homes, in partnership with Chartway Group and with the support of Maidstone Borough Council and funding from Homes England. 

The development forms part of the organisation’s strategic priorities to build more homes and is one of four disused garage sites across Maidstone which are being redeveloped, providing much need housing for local people. In total the four sites will produce 18 new homes, 7 new garages and additional parking spaces.

During the event, which celebrated the work of the organisations involved in redeveloping the site, the Mayor said: “It is great to be a part of the official opening of The Beacons, which has been built to an extremely high standard. Thanks to everyone involved in creating a fantastic development within the Coxheath community.”

Annabel McKie, Director of Development and Commercial Services at Golding Homes said: “We are always thrilled to see the development of new homes, because delivering high-quality, affordable, safe and secure places for people to live is what Golding Homes is about. It’s great that we’ve been able to work with our partners to deliver these three bungalows because accessible homes like these are in particularly short supply.”

Geoff Slee, Director at BBS Construction, part of Chartway Group said: “We are delighted to have completed this regeneration project in collaboration with Golding Homes. The development is a real home-grown scheme, providing much needed affordable housing within the local community. We look forward to our ongoing partnership delivering many more similar schemes with Golding Homes”.

The partnership between Golding Homes and Chartway Group continues with the handover of a further garage site redevelopment in the next few weeks. The scheme in Hartnup Street, Maidstone consists of two shared ownership houses, seven garages and four parking bays.