The second installment of our '15 in 15' series of developments was recently unveiled at the site of the former Norton Barracks near Worcester.

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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.

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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

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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.