United Living have boosted the number of affordable homes in Ryton-on-Dunsmore with the successful delivery of Talbot Place on behalf of Orbit Homes.

The project will help housing shortage and assist Orbit Homes with their goal of developing more than 2,000 properties every year.

The 29 new affordable homes have a tenure mix of 17 shared ownership and 12 rental properties.

Supporting the rural house building targets is vital to allow younger people stay in the areas where they grew up.

One new resident said: “Everything has been great. As soon as we moved in the site team have been very helpful. The house is brilliant and is everything we expected it to be and more.”

The project supported 37 trade apprentices in plumbing, electrics, fencing and window fitting. United Living’s social value manager, Anthony Pennant, engaged with local schools on the importance of construction health and safety and ran a poster campaign to highlight this.

The site team also ran training courses with the apprentices to enhance their general site skills and competencies.

Anthony said: “We work collaborativelywith all of our clients to ensure we support them with what is needed in each community. Having so many apprentices on this site was fantastic and to be able to support young people into the industry and help them gain the qualifications they need to progress is vital.”

Richard Baker, Regional Director at United Living, said: “We are proud to have played a role in boosting housing numbers in Ryton-on-Dunsmore, bringing 29 high quality affordable homes to the area. This development has been a real pleasure and it has been great hearing such positive feedback from the new residents and working together with Orbit Homes throughout this project.

“We take a fabric first approach to achieve highly efficient homes. This is achieved through high levels of workmanship to achieve tight air test results on each property. This combined with uprated levels of insulation, wide cavities and quality materials including highly efficient boilers, help the occupiers reduce bills.”