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Stechford development proves the power of partnerships

The Pioneer Group has secured grant funding and is working in partnership with Accord Housing, who lead the Matrix Housing Partnership, to deliver 83 new homes for Stetchford.

The two-phase Manor House scheme, located on Station Road, Stechford, started in March 2018 with 59 units of two-three bed houses and two bed flats across three tenures: outright sale, shared ownership and rent to buy. Currently the housing group has sold half of the outright sale properties, a third to half of the shared ownership, and all of rent to buy.

In 2018, Accord secured a Strategic Partnership with the government’s housing agency Homes England to deliver 2,257 affordable homes by March 2022 for £77m grant funding.  In total Homes England’s Strategic Partnerships will delivery over 39,000 new homes for rent and shared ownership for £1.74bn.

The Manor House development is one of a number of schemes that The Pioneer Group will develop over the four years of the programme and will contribute to the 135 additional homes over and above the development programme The Pioneer Group had set out through to 2025.  This will be one of a number of schemes that the group will deliver as a valued member of the Matrix Housing Partnership, and shows the benefits of partnership working.

The Pioneer Group has a strong commitment to social value and has created employment opportunities for local people through this development. Eight new apprentices have been employed across the site, including plumbers and surveyors. This programme is part of an ongoing initiative with plans to attract more apprentices.

Simon Wilson, Chief Executive Officer at The Pioneer Group, says:

The Manor House is an exciting flagship scheme which sees our group expand into adjacent communities to Castle Vale. By successfully securing grant funding, we are able to deliver more affordable housing and a range of new schemes to tackle homelessness in our area.

This new phase will help us to deliver on our targets to build 350 new homes over the next 10 years as part of our £45 million growth programme.