22/06/2022

United Living secures £33.5m contract at Carterton, Oxfordshire

United Living Group, the provider of infrastructure, housing, and property services, has been awarded a £33.5 million build contract to deliver new residential homes in Milestone Road, Carterton, Oxfordshire by Platform Housing Group, one of the largest affordable housing developers in the Midlands.

The development will see over 200 homes constructed over 4 and a half years, with a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses and apartments in the shared ownership, rent to buy, affordable rent and social rent space.

The scheme will significantly benefit the local community, providing affordable housing, further extending housing supply and will directly contribute to the local area in the form of a £1.2 million payment to Oxfordshire County Council, and a further £0.6 million to West Oxfordshire District Council in the form of its statutory section 106 payment.

Having already gained prior experience working together on the following schemes: Witney (West Oxfordshire), Crease Drove (Peterborough) and Boston (Lincolnshire), the contract marks the fourth scheme working on behalf of Platform Housing Group.

Caroline Lewis, Managing Director, United Living New Homes, commented: “We are delighted to work in partnership with Platform Housing Group to provide Carterton and the wider area with sustainably built, high quality affordable housing. The Company is proud to be investing into the community of Carterton through the provision of affordable housing and hopes that this project will allow local families to gain a footstep onto the housing ladder, further contributing to the redevelopment of the area.” 

Gerraint Oakley, Executive Director of Growth and Development, Platform Housing Group, commented: “I look forward to working with our partners United Living on delivering what will be an outstanding development for the area. The size and location of the site is significant for us as we strive to provide more high quality yet affordable homes for our customers. At Platform Housing Group we pride ourselves on the work we do with people after the homes are complete and look forward to supporting the families and wider community around Carterton that will benefit from this project.”

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