A Wonderful Win-Win Situation

by Andy Evans, in Contracting , Development News

We’re really delighted to have helped create a wonderful win-win outcome for the next door neighbour of one of our developments and our Housing Association client;

Mr Mansell, who lives in a three-bedroom house adjacent to our development on the site of the former Coddon Club in Trench, Telford, where we are building 29 new homes for the Wrekin Housing Trust, was finding it increasingly difficult to keep on top of maintaining his house and large garden.

After discussing with our MD Andy Evans his wish to sell and move to a smaller property but really wanting to stay local, Andy approached the Trust to see if jointly we could offer  a solution that would benefit all concerned. Wonderful Homes and the Trust then worked together to come up with a deal which will see Mr Mansell now move into a brand new smaller property on the site next door that we are building, whilst selling his house and land to the Trust to enable them to build more much-needed homes. A wonderful win-win situation for all parties as well as local residents who will now see more brand new homes for rent being built.

Mr Mansell, 74, who loves photography and walking, did up the garden of his house when he and his wife, Angela, moved in, and even won best town garden in Shropshire and North Wales. They had lived in the house for 37 years, however, since losing his wife, it has become too much for him to take care of, especially on top of his large house.

Mr Mansell said: “I’m so happy to be moving into a smaller two bedroom house as it is easier to look after. My priority as I get older is convenience. Dealing with The Wrekin Housing Trust and Wonderful Homes has been a Godsend; everyone has been so friendly and easy to work with. I’m chuffed because I love the location and didn’t want to have to move away; now I’ll be right next door, still able to use the bus stop over the road and close to family and friends, perfect!”

The Coddon Club site is in a great location on the Trench Road, close to all amenities such as supermarkets, doctors and dentists. Phase 1 will be completed early in 2017, providing 29 homes for affordable rent, which have all been allocated off-plan. Demolition of Mr Mansell’s house will take place in September, at which point he will have been able to move into his brand new home. Phase 2 on Mr Mansell’s land will provide an extra 8 one, two and three bedroom homes.

Pictured: Mr Mansell & Steve Swann of the Wrekin Housing Trust.

Press cutting below courtesy of the Shropshire Star Newspaper.

New house will be just next door - Shropshire Star 30th July 2016

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