The Willows, a new landmark development was officially launched by Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council, Councillor Keith House in West End on Tuesday 11 September.
The Willows has been developed by local housing provider, Radian, who have been working in partnership with Eastleigh Borough Council (EBC) to sustainably design these homes to cater for a variety of housing needs. The house types are broad, ranging from bungalows to four-bedroom houses for private sale, private rent, affordable rent and Shared Ownership.
Councillor Keith House, Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council said, “The Willows provides terrific new homes for local people. As a Council, we took this development forward with local housing provider Radian to not just provide the houses we need in the Borough but to secure a real mix of tenures and house styles. We are excited to launch the first of the new homes.”
The Willows is situated in the village of West End and just off Barbe Baker Avenue. Homes are already available for purchase with first occupants moving in to their new homes in autumn this year.
Radian’s Chief Executive Mick Sweeney said, “Radian is committed to helping tackle the housing crisis by delivering more high-quality homes, of all tenures, for more people. We’re delighted to have been able to work with Eastleigh Borough Council again to help them meet their strategic objectives. The 98 homes at The Willows puts Radian in a strong position to meet our own strategic objective to deliver over 3,500 news homes by 2023.”
Drew Smith, part of regeneration specialist Galliford Try Partnerships, is the development contractor behind the new scheme.
Stuart Munro, Managing Director at Drew Smith said, “We’re very pleased to have worked with Radian and Eastleigh Borough Council on this landmark scheme. The Willows development will deliver a range of high quality affordable homes for people at a time of severe housing shortage.”
The Willows represents one of a number of recent bespoke developments from Radian Homes, who are continuing to expand their development programme to deliver more homes of all tenure types across the south.
The new homes can be purchased through the government’s backed Help to Buy scheme, and will include a mix of one, two, three and four bedroom properties available for rent, Shared Ownership and open market sale. Prices start from £345,000 for the private sale homes, with Shared Ownership and rental homes launching later this year.