The Rt Hon Sajid Javid, and Conservative candidate for Southampton Test, Paul Holmes, joined Radian at Selby Place in Southampton for a tour of the affordable homes development. Mr Javid was appointed Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government by Theresa May last July.
Mr. Javid and Mr. Holmes were accompanied by Lindsay Todd, Radian’s Chief Executive and other Radian representatives during the tour.
Completed in 2014, Selby Place comprises 85 affordable homes with eco-friendly measures and features communal open spaces and roof terraces. The site was previously occupied by a Hendy Ford car dealership, but has now been transformed into much needed affordable homes for residents in the Southampton Test area.
Located close to Shirley town centre, Selby Place provides easy access to Southampton city centre which is located around 3km away. The development consists of flats, maisonettes and houses ranging from one to four bedrooms and provided on a social and market rent and Shared Ownership basis.
Lindsay Todd, Radian’s Chief Executive, said: "Radian has provided over 875 social, affordable rent, market rent, market sale and shared ownership homes in Southampton Test.
We were pleased that both Mr. Javid and Mr. Holmes chose to visit one of our developments, Selby Place, so they could see the homes first-hand and meet local residents.
"Providing more housing which is affordable is a key priority for Radian and we recognise it is a shared priority of all political parties too. We aim to meet other parliamentary candidates in the lead up to the General Election to help them understand the housing challenges the country faces.
"Radian is ready to step up to the challenge and work with the future Government to significantly increase the number of homes built each year."