Thirty-two Corby families to benefit from new social housing at derelict site next to West Glebe Park

The site was formerly owned by Northamptonshire County Council

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 3:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th March 2021, 3:04 pm
The homes are set for a site between West Glebe Park and Forest Gate Road.

Work to deliver 32 new homes for social rent on the former Hazelwood House site in Corby is due to begin next month.

The site, which was formerly occupied by Northamptonshire County Council's social services department, has been vacant for nearly a decade. It is bounded by Forest Gate Road and West Glebe Park.

But now it is to be brought back to life thanks to a scheme to build affordable rental properties.

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The site of the new housing scheme. Image: Google.

The two and three bedroom houses are due to be completed during Summer 2022, and will be owned and maintained by housing association PA Housing and built by Modus Partnerships with whom they entered into contract to deliver the scheme earlier this month.

The new homes will be within easy walking distance from both Corby’s railway station and town centre.

PA housing, which already owns around 1,500 homes across Northamptonshire, is committed to building homes for social rent as a key part of it’s development programme. The 24,000-home organisation operates across the Midlands, London and the South East, and plans to deliver a total of around 6,000 new homes over the next 10 years.

Executive Director of Development and Sales Chris Whelan, , said: “As an organisation, we want to build homes for social rent whenever it is possible, because we know the difference that good quality affordable housing makes to people’s lives. We’re excited to team up with Modus Partnerships to deliver these houses in Corby, a town the team at PA Housing know well, and want to see thrive.”

Director at Modus Partnerships Simon Preston added: “We’re thrilled to have entered into a contract with PA Housing to deliver 32 new, high-quality homes that will benefit members of the Corby community. Work will begin in April this year, and we can’t wait to get started.”

Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Housing and Neighbourhood Services Cllr Bob Eyles, said: “Wherever possible, we want to be able to deliver homes that are truly affordable to local people in Corby, enabling them to thrive in our town. These new homes on Forest Gate Road will make a huge difference to 32 households who are currently waiting for suitable accommodation.”