20 Dec 2017

Local MP visits new GreenSquare homes in Corsham

GreenSquare has completed 15 new homes in Corsham, bringing much needed affordable housing to the area, just in time for Christmas. 

Nine houses have been built at Dickens Avenue, while six houses have been built at Queens Avenue in the town. The properties, designed by GreenSquare’s architects and built by GreenSquare's construction team, are a mix of two and three-bedroom houses for affordable rent and shared ownership and outright sale.

Last week (Friday, 15 December), GreenSquare's chief executive Howard Toplis was joined by Michelle Donelan, MP for Chippenham constituency, which includes Corsham, for a tour of the completed properties. 

While there, Howard and Michelle met Reg Washbourne, who has recently moved with his wife into one of the new two-bed houses. The couple previously lived in a bungalow that was demolished at the site and were moved to a decant property nearby, while a new house was being built for them.

Reg said: "While the building was going on, we lived in a flat just up the road, so I have been able to watch the whole process – from our old bungalow being demolished to this new house going up in its place. It’s been fascinating!

“Now that we have moved in to our new home, we couldn't be more delighted. We're just so happy and we are absolutely thrilled to be back in Dickens Avenue. I can't thank GreenSquare enough for everything that they've done and I’m grateful that we were able to move back here. The house is simply outstanding."

The properties have been built on three former garage sites, which were demolished along with two older properties, to make way for these new homes. 

Howard Toplis said: "This is a fantastic example of where we are making the most of our land assets. By demolishing some of our older housing stock, and a number of unused garages, we have been able to make better use of the area and provide a larger number of more modern affordable homes at these sites.” 

Elsewhere in Wiltshire, GreenSquare has recently celebrated the completion of 12 new affordable homes in Calne, which were built on the site of garages and an empty block of flats.