Incommunities latest development of affordable homes was officially opened this week by Shipley MP Philip Davies.
Eleven family-sized properties, a mix of two and three bedroom homes, have been built on the site of the town’s former fire station, off Saltaire Road.
Four of the homes are available for shared ownership, another four for outright sale and three through the Rent to Buy scheme.
The homes have been sympathetically designed to complement the surrounds of the nearby Saltaire Village, a world heritage site and named recently one of the best places to live in the north of England.
Each home comes with fully fitted kitchen and bathrooms, energy efficient central heating, convenient parking spaces and landscaped surrounds.
The development has been supported by Bradford Council and Homes England with the national regeneration agency providing a £224,000 grant towards the work.
The new homes are part of two developments on cleared fire station sites, transferred to Incommunities from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Another 11 homes have been completed in Idle.
As part of a land swap, the fire service built a state-of-the-art fire station on a former housing site off Valley Road, Shipley.
Philip Davies MP said; “I would like to commend Incommunities for their vision and hard work in bringing forward this exciting development.
"It is important that social housing providers, developers and councils work together to increase the supply of attractive new homes for local people keen to get on the property ladder.
"Looking around these new homes I’m sure they will add to the rich mix of distinctive housing in the area."
Geraldine Howley, Incommunities’ Group Chief Executive, said: "We are delighted to have completed this high quality development which provides a nice balance of homes for rent, shared ownership and for sale.
"I would like to thank Homes England, Bradford Council and the Fire Service who have all played their part in making this happen.
"As a group we are on track to deliver over 1000 new affordable homes by 2025."
Angela Perry, Incommunities’ Assistant Chief Executive, Asset Management said: "The homes have only just been completed and we are already seeing strong interest from local home hunters.
"We are committed to providing high quality affordable housing and this development is another great success for our in-house team working in partnership with local contractors.
"If you are interested in one of our shared ownership or rent to buy properties please contact our team on 01274 254127."
Richard Panter, Specialist at Homes England said: "This development offers a range of tenure options for local people and is an excellent example of our commitment to increasing supply in the area.
"The development continues Incommunities impressive track record of delivering new homes on redundant sites."
The development has been managed by Lumia Homes – the development arm of Incommunities – and built by the West Yorkshire-based Jack Lunn Group.