Fellowes Road Houses Handed Over to Sutton Council
Published 18 October 2018
Kind & Company have handed over the first 15 of 93 new council homes to Sutton Council at an event attended by the Mayor of Sutton; council executives and members; representatives of the design and management teams; the Kind delivery team and the first two tenants allocated to the homes.
Following speeches by Joint Managing Director, Tony Battle and Cllr Jayne McCoy, the Mayor of Sutton, Cllr Steve Cook cut a ceremonial ribbon. Ceremonial keys were then passed to the tenants by Cllr McCoy.
Located on a previously derelict site adjacent to Fellowes Road, Carshalton, these were the first council houses built by the borough for over thirty years and in association with two other sites currently in progress, have set a high standard in both design and materials. Kind & Company have delivered on time, to budget and achieved a significant level of quality beyond the expectations of the client and the end users.
Tony Battle stated, “As an established London small-medium enterprise, this project together with the others we are undertaking for Sutton, illustrates how companies like Kind can play an important role in addressing the current affordable housing situation”.
He continued, “At the start of this process, the council highlighted effective partnership as an essential part of the delivery. This project has set a high benchmark in the way partnerships with all members of the team has operated, not least on the client side where the level of cooperation and understanding has been exceptional”.
Cllr Jayne McCoy,, said: “We are proud to be delivering the first new built council housing in Sutton for nearly 30 years. This project is all about providing high quality homes for those families unable to find affordable quality housing in the private sector. I would like to thank our contractors Kind & Co who have been a joy to work with. Using a smaller, locally based contractor has proved to be an excellent decision with much of the labour force being local, and making use of local suppliers.”
The development is a mix of two- and three-bedroom houses in three blocks, with two of the houses being wheelchair enabled. The houses are timber framed with traditional brick exteriors and meet high standards of energy efficiency. Tenants are taking possession immediately and all these houses are expected to be occupied within a few weeks.
Further information is available on the Sutton Council website [Here]