Staffs Housing regenerate land into much needed affordable housing

Date: 21/10/2020

Local, leading housing provider Staffs Housing has begun work to transform the former Goldenhill Working Men’s Club site into much needed affordable homes.

Alongside Hodgkinson’s Builders, Staffs Housing will regenerate land on the former working men’s club car park into 30 new homes. There will be one bungalow, nine apartments and 20 houses with the first phase due to be completed  in June 2021 and the second phase by January 2022.

The affordable housing experts are on a mission to help home-seekers move on up to a better home and a better future, finding a place they’re proud to call home. A true local landlord, Staffs Housing put their experience and knowledge to work to not only develop but improve, rent and sell properties that make Staffordshire and its surrounding areas even greater.

Director of Housing Tim Sheail commented: “At Staffs Housing we want to create much needed affordable housing, transforming underused land and improving the local environment – these new homes will support people to build stronger communities and grow the economy.”

Staffs Housing is a part of Honeycomb Group - a team of social-minded brands championing happy homes. In the last year the Group has built 40 homes in Stoke-on-Trent including 10 bungalows and 30 houses across sites in Dresden and Longton with a further 18 apartments in Meir.

Enterprise and Growth Manager Joanne Betts says: “There is a huge demand for quality, affordable housing across Stoke-on-Trent. The Goldenhill area has a high demand for homes, especially new-build properties and We felt this was a great opportunity to regenerate and add value to the area.”

Hodgkinson’s Builders also plan to re-build the existing working men’s club to create a more modern, energy efficient building which will continue to serve as a much-loved community hub.

Ian Hodgkinson from Hodgkinson’s Builders says: “We are delighted to be working with Staffs Housing once again. We’re excited to not only create 30 new homes but replace the working men’s club with a brand-new building to compliment the development. Goldenhill and the wider Kidsgrove neighbourhood is an up-and-coming area in Stoke-on-Trent so it’s fantastic to be part of this regeneration work.”

Mick Morgan, Secretary of Goldenhill Working Men’s Club adds: “The existing club is too big, the only way to survive is to downsize in an up-to-date club. This is what members want and will help the club move forward.”

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