Specialist bungalows being built by Council’s housing company now on sale

Fourteen new adaptable bungalows are now being offered for sale by the Swindon Housing Company.

Published: Friday, 1st November 2019
Pilgrim street scene

The new two-bedroom properties in Pilgrim Close, Shaw, are part of Swindon Borough Council’s commercial house building programme which seeks to build new properties for the residents of Swindon, with the income generated from the sales to be used to support existing Council services.

The properties benefit from level floors, high level storage areas, rear-covered patios, off-road parking, adaptable ensuite bathrooms and are wheelchair accessible throughout. Further specialist adaptations to the properties can easily be undertaken in the future to allow for the provision of hoists and other equipment.

The specialist homes will enable the Council’s adult social care teams to support the residents with their independence and daily living. The bungalows have been developed to meet the changing needs of the occupants to ensure they do not need to be housed outside of Swindon.

The assisted living homes, which were designed by the Council’s architect, are on sale with a guide price of £280,000 via Charles Harding Estate Agents and are expected to be completed by February 2020.

The site was identified because it is well placed within the existing Shaw community being adjacent to shops, a doctor’s surgery, post office, church and close to public transport links. As part of the development, the Housing Company will also improve on and provide additional vehicle parking for existing local residents, with the provision of an improved footpath and cycle path link.

The Swindon Housing Company is also developing and marketing six four-bedroom homes in Sparcells Drive, Sparcells, which are also available through Charles Harding, with a guide price of £325,000 each.

Councillor Russell Holland, Deputy Leader of Swindon Borough Council and the Cabinet Member for Commercialisation, Education and Skills, said: “I am really pleased we are now able to offer these high quality homes for sale, which will provide an important income stream to support Council services.

“Not only that, but the 14 adaptable bungalows have the added advantage of providing specialist accommodation which will enable people to keep their loved ones closer to them in Swindon.

“Our architect has done a fantastic job in making sure these homes have special features so people can lead independent lives, while also having the capacity for extra equipment to be added if needed in the years ahead as people’s needs change.

“We have already built bungalows of similar quality elsewhere in the Borough and they have proved to be extremely popular so I would encourage anyone who is looking for this type of accommodation, or who may be in the market for one of our new four-bedroom properties in Sparcells, to register their interest with the company’s agents.”

For further information on the properties for sale at Pilgrim Close and Sparcells Drive contact Charles Harding Estate Agents on 01793 430588 or visit: www.charles-harding.co.uk.

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