Development at Elim
Elim Housing’s developments are very varied and we have created a portfolio which is mainly new build. We house single people who are ready to move on from supported accommodation, provide general needs family homes and have recently completed on two Gypsy & Traveller sites. Our scheme tenures are mixed with some homes for social rent, some for intermediate rent, some affordable rent and some shared ownership.
As our lead partner, New Futures approves our bids to the Homes and Communities Agency for affordable housing grant, monitors our performance and submits grant claims on our behalf. Our performance contributes towards the overall performance of the group. New Futures also brings other opportunities for sharing ideas, procurement and economies of scale.
We are currently a preferred development partner with Bristol City Council, Gloucester City Council, South Gloucestershire Council and North Somerset Council. We are also a member of the West of England Housing Development panel.
We endeavour to utilise all funding sources available to us to carry out our development work. This may include funding from the Homes and Communities Agency, Local Authorities, Partnership Working and Joint Ventures. We also seek to establish funding agreements with other providers of capital grants, eg Local Authorities. Our developments often also require an element of private finance. This finance may be derived from our own reserves or through loan agreements.
These 40 news homes will be completed between 2016 and 2018. They include a mix of flats and houses for social rent, shared ownership and discounted outright purchase.
Wade Street, Bristol
Work was completed at Wade Court in December 2015. The scheme includes 19 new homes including 5 houses and 14 flats which are a mix of affordable rent and shared ownership.
Victoria Park Baptist Church, Bristol
Construction works are now complete at this site on St John's Lane in Bristol. This new development provides 10 units for affordable rent, a mix of 1 and 2 bed flats and 3x3 bed houses, along with a new 2 storey hall for the Church. All units meet Code for Sustainable Homes level 3.
Mill Lane, Congresbury
Works have now completed on the eight affordable homes on this site in Congresbury. These eight houses (4x2 bed, 3x3 bed and 1x4 bed) are part of a S106 planning requirement for affordable housing. Charles Church/Persimmon developed this site in North Somerset. Six of the houses are for Social Rent and two are for Shared Ownership (1x2 bed house, 1x3 bed house).
Greenfields Way, Weston-super-Mare
Works are now complete on these 24 Gypsy & Traveller pitches in Weston-super-Mare. Each pitch includes an amenity block containing living space, kitchen, bathroom and utility facilities. There is private outdoor area with most pitches having space for two caravans and vehicles.
Carrswood View, Bath
Works are now complete on these eight permanent Gypsy & Traveller pitches and five transit pitches. Each pitch will have room for one or two caravans as well as a private outdoor area. The amenity block for each pitch provides a living space, kitchen, bathroom and utility facilities.
Properties at Redcatch Road and Padfield Gardens completed in 2015.
Gypsy and Traveller pitch at Greenfield Way, Weston Super Mare.
A shared ownership property at Congresbury, North Somerset.
Wade Court, Bristol