Plymouth self build project now complete with residents moving in

Friday 01/09/2017

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A project to help veterans build their own homes in Plymouth is nearing completion and residents and partners are looking forward to a housewarming party next month.

The project is a joint venture between DCH, Community Self Build Agency, the Homes and Communities Agency, Plymouth City Council, and Interserve, providing 24 homes for people in the area, including 12 for veterans and six for adults with learning disabilities and six general use affordable homes. The new homes have offered opportunities for veterans to be part of a community, training in construction skills, and to enable them to live in a safe and secure home. 

Gareth Jones Development Director for Affordable Housing at DCH said: “We are delighted have worked with our partners on such a flagship scheme for Plymouth, supporting the further regeneration of Plymouth, now we are looking forward to an official event to welcome all the new residents into their homes. The Nelson project provides much-needed housing for a wide range of people and also offers something unique and special, where during the construction period ex-service personnel have had the opportunity to train and build on the scheme supported by the Community Self Build Association. We are proud to be instrumental in bringing forward high-quality build and a design which focuses on the wellbeing of residents making it an exemplary project.”