Former barracks site is now homes for heroes
The second installment of our '15 in 15' series of developments was recently unveiled at the site of the former Norton Barracks near Worcester.
In recognition of the area's historic links to the military, the development of ten new homes has been built specifically for those with a connection to the armed forces. The scheme also forms part of our committment to the Worcestershire Armed Forces Community Covenant which we signed up to in 2012.
The development comprises:
4 x 1-bed ground floor flats (affordable rent)
2 x 2-bed first floor flats (affordable rent)
2 x 3-bed houses (affordable rent)
2 x 3-bed houses (shared ownership)
At the opening event, Rooftop staff and new residents were joined by Colonel Richard Maybery QGM, Deputy Commander 11 Signal and West Midlands Brigade who took a tour around the properties. He is pictured here with Rachel Lathan, Chair of Rooftop Housing Association (right), who is married to a former sailor so had a particular interest in the successful outcome of the scheme. Also pictured is Jack Hegarty, Managing Director Wychavon District Council and Nicola Inchbald, Chair Rooftop of Rooftop Housing Group.
Our project partners were:
- Wychavon District Council: Responsible for planning issues
- Homes and Communities Agency: Grant funder and national housing and regeneration delivery agency for England and Wales
- Norton Juxta Kempey Parish Council: Responsible for demonstrating how distinctive character and features can be preserved
- Matrix Housing Partnership: Development partner
- BM3: Architects
- Speller Metcalfe: Contractor
- Walker Cotter: Employers agent
- Shakespeares: Solicitor
- Andrew Pullen-Jones, Defence Infrastructure Organisation: Vendors
If you are, or now someone who is, an ex-serving or retired member of the armed forces, please note that one of the shared ownership homes is still for sale.