26th Jul 2018

New home offers new life to Thurcroft tenants

A new-build home on a housing development has offered a new life to a young family in Thurcroft, Rotherham.

A new-build home on a housing development has offered a new life to a young family in Thurcroft, Rotherham.

Tenants Samantha Cadman and her partner Luke Chapman celebrated the new housing development on Zamor Crescent with representatives from Rotherham Borough Council, Together Housing and the developer Strategic Team Group.

Delighted with her new home, Samantha said; “We were over-crowded where we were living and had to find somewhere as we had our baby on the way. We didn’t expect to get a brand new home. It’s really spacious and nice. We love it!”

Luke added; “It’s a quiet, friendly area. We’re close to play groups and shops and to Sam’s mum. It’s a really good start for us.”

Rotherham Borough Council, Together Housing, Strategic Team Group and Thurcroft Parish Council have worked in partnership with funding from Homes England to transform the unused land into 49 family homes for rent.

The development has been built to meet local demand for good quality, energy efficient affordable housing. Priority was given to local residents who were in most housing need.

Keith McFarlane, Head of Project Development for Together Housing Group, said:

“We’re delighted Samantha and Luke with their new baby have been able to move into one of the new homes on Zamor Crescent.

“Together Housing has worked with Rotherham Borough Council to deliver these new family homes to meet the growing demand for affordable homes for rent.”

Wishing the residents health and happiness, Councillor Bob Walsh added; “This new housing development is a real transformation from the vacant and overgrown land that had been here for so long.

“It’s very pleasing to see these outstanding quality homes developed with great attention to detail being built in Rotherham.”  

Andrew Watson, Managing Director at Strategic Team Group, said: “It was a pleasure working with Together Housing’s delivery team on another much needed residential scheme. We very much look forward to continuing to work with Together Housing on other current live schemes, and further supporting their delivery aspirations over the coming years on new land-led opportunities.”