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New homes completed in Bradford

Tollgateevent Naz GordonWe have today unveiled seven new affordable family homes for rent in Girlington, at a small ceremony local residents were joined by Accent staff, architects and Bradford West MP, Naz Shah.

The new homes have been built on the former site of Tollgate Court, a sheltered housing scheme built in 1982.

Tollgate Court, which had 35 flats, was a popular retirement home for the local community for over 25 years, but demand for the scheme began to decline in 2008.

In 2011, research showed housing need had changed in in Girlington. Demand for sheltered housing had dropped, but there was a shortage of family housing.    

Work then began on demolishing the scheme in in 2015, after discussions with residents had secured them suitable new homes elsewhere or with other housing associatons. 

The seven, two bedroom new homes, which have also been named Tollgate Court, were completed earlier this month and unveiled today.

Accent Chief Executive Gordon Perry, who retires at the end of the month, was delighted to be able to open the new homes. Mr Perry said, “It’s great to see our new residents settling into their new homes. It is important that, as a housing association, we can adapt to our changing communities and provide the kind of homes those communities need. In some cases, like at Tollgate Court, that might mean redeveloping some property, but the end results are high quality, affordable and much needed new homes which our residents are proud to live in.”

For more information on the homes we have available for rent in Bradford, please contact us on 0345 678 0555 or take a look on our Find a Home page.


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