Latest news from Magenta Living sees expansion and new housing developments Back
April marked the opening of new build properties in Chapelhill Road, Magenta Living’s latest mixed housing development located in the heart of Moreton’s community. Chapelhill provides brand new affordable housing for 30 families, consisting of 10 two bed houses and 20 two bed apartments, all of which have been allocated to tenants (picture right).
The development at Chapelhill Road required the construction of new roads, so Magenta Living turned to children at Sandbrook Primary to come up with brand new street names. The winners were Bria Dodd who named Farmfield Grove and Holly Johnstone, who chose Daybrook.
Sandbrook Primary School had previously enjoyed a visit to Magenta Living’s neighbouring site Sunningdale early last year to learn all about health, safety and building regulations.
Magenta Living’s Chief Executive Brian Simpson said: ”We are delighted with the ongoing success of our development programme. The new properties at Chapelhill are the latest homes to be added to our portfolio and I am very proud that, in these difficult financial times, Magenta Living continues to build and develop new homes.”
The latest development scheme cost £2.45 million and all the properties are built to level three code for Sustainable Homes and Lifetime Home Standards, ensuring they can be adapted, if needed in the future.
The Tenancy Enforcement Team at Magenta Living has achieved Housemark’s ASB accreditation, meeting all seven of the required commitments. Magenta Living is the largest registered provider of social housing on Wirral with approximately 12,200 homes.
Magenta Living brought its ASB services for customers in house in September 2010. Neighbourhood Management Teams deal with day-to-day tenancy and estate management issues, but where this becomes a concern, or a customer reports ASB directly, the Tenancy Enforcement Team will deal with the case.
The Tenancy Enforcement Team is led by Clare Moore, working with five Tenancy Enforcement Officers, three Tenancy Response Officers and a performance co-ordinator role. Recent developments have seen the addition of two Tenancy Sustainability Officers to the team and work is now ongoing to integrate this function.
Clare Moore said: “We are delighted to achieve this accreditation. We understand how ASB can blight our customers’ enjoyment of their own homes and we do everything we can to resolve any issues using the wide range of options available to us. The accreditation validates the teams’ hard work and we will continue to provide a robust, effective and quality service for our customers.
After almost 10 years of providing affordable social housing for communities across the Wirral, Magenta Living is expanding its business model for the first time in a new area. A new mixed housing development has been granted permission to be built on a site off Crescent Road in Ellesmere Port, which will create jobs and regeneration for the local community.
Magenta Living chose this particular site due to its picturesque location, with canal side views. The scheme will see the construction of 46 homes, a combination of; nine one bed flats, 15 two bed flats and 22 two bed houses.
Steve Eaves, Assistant Director of Development at Magenta Living says: “This development is incredibly significant to the team here at Magenta Living. It’s our first, but undoubtedly not our last, project outside of our usual area remit. Earmarked to cost £4.4 million, Crescent Road will be another flagship development and we are proud to be making a difference to the Ellesmere Port community”.