Social housing investment boost

The Secretary of State for Housing, The Rt Hon James Brokenshire, has unveiled a £1.67 billion investment plan, designed to increase the availability of affordable social housing.

The financial stimulus will help secure the delivery of an additional 23,000 new homes across the country, with at least 12,500 for the social rent market in high cost areas where families are struggling.

This grant is the latest release from the government’s £9 billion affordable housing fund, with £1.67 billion allocated in March 2018 towards building 27,000 new affordable homes across London.

Further measures to help local authorities build a new generation of council homes have also been unveiled. It is anticipated that by increasing the housing revenue account borrowing cap to £1 billion, councils will be able to bid for increases in their caps and commence a programme of house building. The allocation will be split equally between London and the rest of England.

As councils kick start house building, through renewed access to finances, M. Lambe Construction will continue to invest in the region, building the homes and infrastructure needed to help grasp the nettle on housing.

And we are helping get a grip right now. In King’s Norton, Birmingham we are supporting Kier Living and Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust with the construction of circa 300 new houses, public open space, infrastructure upgrades, junctions and highways, and a new superstore.

In Walsall, we have assisted Keepmoat Homes and Walsall Housing Group with the delivery of a new housing project called Waters Keep. Our contract, included: the substructure components for 731 homes and 3 apartment blocks, 2,159 Lm of new adoptable roads, 15,412 m2 of regulating to existing estate roads and 1,036m of mains service ducts.

What sets us apart are our highly talented staff. We are always on the lookout for skilled groundworkers, plant operators, site supervisors, project managers, engineers, contract managers, estimators, quantity surveyors, buyers and health and safety advisors – whatever your interests, there is a role for you at M. Lambe Construction.

Whether you’re a professional with years of experience, or an apprentice starting your career, we provide the opportunity to learn and develop your skills throughout your career. We’re a company that wants to deepen your knowledge and give you the confidence and skills to try something new.

So, if you’re creative, driven and love a challenge, M. Lambe Construction could be the place for you. Complete the form below and send us your details or call us on 0121 554 2108.


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