Amplis working with Colchester Council to build 16 new, affordable homes

June 2021


The project includes the construction of 16 homes across two sites, both of which were previously underused garage sites.

At the first site in Aldham, where there is demand for affordable homes for young families, there will be four new, semi-detached homes built.

At the second site in Greenstead, we will be constructing two blogs of six flats.

Councillor Adam Fox, Portfolio Holder for Housing at Colchester Borough Council, spoke to Essex’s Greatest Hits Radio about the project: “Every day we witness first-hand the acute need for more affordable homes in the borough, with nearly 3,000 people currently waiting for affordable homes on our local housing needs register,” he said, adding: “That’s why we want to ensure council-owned assets are used in a way that best maximises their benefit to the community. Transforming underused garage sites, that increasingly no longer serve the parking needs of residents, into high-quality family homes has got to be welcomed.”

All of the new properties will adhere to the Future Homes Standard, which ensures that the properties are sustainable as well as high-quality, while remaining affordable.

Managing Director of Amplis, Neil Coy, told Planning, BIM & Construction Today: “We are delighted to have been awarded these prestigious contracts, delivering high-quality affordable homes for local families,” he said. “Against a backdrop of challenging times for the construction industry, Colchester Borough Council has given a significant vote of confidence with this investment in the local area and with local businesses,” Coy added.

Both projects are due to be completed by [insert date].

Amplis look forward to delivering many more new homes throughout Essex and Suffolk.

“Amplis Construction employees and subcontractors have displayed a high level of professionalism, experience, dedication and commitment to quality thought the build process on site.”

Colchester Borough Homes

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