Biart Place, Rugby
Unlocking funding and delivering 100 new affordable homes
We are working together with Rugby Borough Council to deliver a £22m project to create 100 new affordable and sustainable homes. The scheme comprises of 60 one and two-bedroom apartments, 20 two, three and four-bedroom houses and 20 maisonettes.
All of the properties will benefit from renewable energy generated by solar panels and air-source heat pumps. These sources of renewable energy will help to reduce energy costs for tenants.
The scheme has been part-funded by grants, which our Development Solutions team supported the council in unlocking. We helped to obtain a £6.8m grant from Homes England under its Affordable Homes Programme 2021-26 alongside a further £2m from the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership via the government’s Getting Building Fund.
Representatives from the Council and Willmott Dixon came together to celebrate starting onsite with a groundbreaking event
Michelle Cotterill, director at Willmott Dixon, said:
“These affordable homes will provide much-needed provision in the area, while also delivering sustainable homes which are low carbon and energy efficient. The development is just part of the regeneration efforts taking place in Rugby and will deliver high-quality modern homes, helping to make the area a more attractive place for locals to stay and for others to consider relocating to.”
Cllr Tim Willis, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for communities, homes, digital and communications, said:
“We’re delighted to partner with Willmott Dixon to deliver our ambitious plans to develop Biart Place and build 100 new, social rent homes for Rugby. With support from Homes England and the Government’s Getting Building Fund, we have prioritised building modern, energy efficient homes for our tenants while ensuring the design of the development both complements the site’s Victorian surroundings and lays the foundations for a new, thriving community at Biart Place."