Mayor lays golden brick for new affordable homes in Bedford
Mayor lays golden brick for new affordable homes in Bedford

Cross Keys Homes together with developers Storey Homes and the Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, celebrate a milestone in the building of 25 new affordable homes in Bedford.

To mark the occasion a ‘golden brick’ ceremony was held where the Mayor laid a brick to commemorate the completion of the foundation work for the affordable homes at the new development site known as De Montford Place in Warwick Avenue, Bedford. The event was also attended by Harpur Ward councillor, Colleen Atkins (MBE) and senior members from both Cross Keys Homes and Storey Homes.

The regeneration of the former De Montford University site will provide 152 new homes in total consisting of 25 much needed new affordable homes for the popular area of Bedford, which was recently voted by online estate agents eMoov as the third hottest property market in the UK.

Cross Keys Homes’ Assistant Director of Development, Nick Wright, said: “Today is a real landmark day, and it has been fantastic to be joined by the Mayor and our guests to celebrate it. We are really pleased to be working with Storey Homes to provide these quality, affordable homes for the people of Bedford. The housing crisis is continuing to bite, and here at CKH we believe the best way to beat it is to provide excellent quality, affordable homes.

“We are thrilled to see these homes starting to come out of the ground and we know that local people will be watching the build with interest.”

Katy Jordan, Managing Director of Storey Homes, added: “We were delighted to be joined by the Mayor of Bedford and all guests to officially mark the start of work at De Montfort Place for our affordable housing phase. This phase will be valuable to those families and young people who would otherwise struggle to get on the housing ladder. The affordable homes will be delivered to an outstanding quality and add to this key strategic site, delivering greatly needed new homes for the local community.”

The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, added: “Bedford Borough is a growing place, with more and more people choosing to build their lives here. These homes will deliver much-needed affordable housing in the borough, and it is great to be able to mark a significant milestone in these building works.” 

De Montfort Place is perfectly positioned near a great selection of schools, such as independent Polam School, only minutes away from the development. Bedford is also ideally located for commuters, with Bedford Station only 11 minutes’ walk away, offering direct connections into London St Pancras in less than 40 minutes.

The affordable rented homes will be available to rent in the new year through Bedford Borough Council.