Neil Parish MP has welcomed the completion of Ginkgo Court, a mixed-use development in the heart of Tiverton, by local developer Devonshire Homes.
Visiting the site on the 19th December, the Tiverton and Honiton MP said: “The completion of Ginkgo Court is great news for the regeneration of Tiverton town centre. Developers such as Devonshire Homes are creating construction jobs and delivering high-quality, much-needed homes to the area.
“Most of all, it shows how the private and public sector can work together to tackle the nation’s housing shortage. The project received significant support from the Get Britain Building scheme and the local authority, and several first-time buyers took advantage of Help to Buy.”
The complex is built on the brownfield site of the former Tiverton and District Hospital, which closed in 2004. Named after the protected Ginkgo Biloba tree on site, Ginkgo Court features a total of 25 new 1, 2 and 3-bedroom homes, including 11 affordable homes, as well as retail spaces. All homes in the development have been sold.
Steve Russell, Managing Director, Devonshire Homes, said: “We are delighted to have completed Ginkgo Court in time for Christmas. In the New Year, we will continue to push forward with a range of homes to meet the diverse needs of people across Devon.”
The development has been supported by an investment of around £640,000 from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and around £150,000 from Mid Devon District Council.
Janet Johnson, HCA area manager, said: “We are very happy to see the Ginkgo Court development completed. This project has delivered affordable housing in the town centre, bringing new energy to Tiverton.”
Road works will take place in March 2015 to remove the traffic lights on William Street and make the traffic situation in Tiverton better for motorists and pedestrians alike. Devonshire Homes has worked closely with Devon County Council to minimise the impact of the road works, including investing in a time-saving surfacing option that will save weeks of works.