Seddon has been successfully appointed to complete the design and build of 135 new, high-quality homes in Fenton.
The plans include the part-demolition of the former Workshop, which has been empty since 2013, and the building of a new sheltered housing scheme of 65 homes for supported accommodation – mainly for older people – as well as a mixture of 28 two and three-bedroom family homes at the entrance to the site. The existing frontage of the main Workshop building will be preserved.
The second site currently contains the council’s local centre and a car park that hosts the weekly Fenton outdoor market. A new public car park will be provided in this area, which will host the traders on market day.
Two apartment blocks providing 42 new affordable homes with private parking are to be built on the site. They have been designed so people on City Road would still be able to see through to the market and the cenotaph in Albert Square.
The first phase of the work is scheduled for completion in summer 2021.
This development will see an additional £17 million invested into Fenton. Funding is being provided by the Housing Revenue Account capital programme and a grant from Homes England.