Affordable homes coming to Bridgwater

LiveWest joined up with Countryside, the UK’s leading mixed-tenure development, and Sigma Capital Group to mark the start of work to deliver 260 new homes at the Strawberry Grange development in Bridgwater.

As part of the development, LiveWest will be building 78 affordable homes for rent and shared ownership.

The first homes on this site, a collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, are set to be complete by summer 2023. 

Sigma will deliver 100 build-to-rent homes at the development under their private rental brand, Simple Life.

It is the first time LiveWest has worked with Countryside on a major house build project.

Sharron Taylor, New Business Manager for LiveWest, said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Countryside to deliver quality, much-needed affordable homes that meet local need. We look forward to working together on this scheme and developing our relationship as we look to reach even more communities in the South West. 

“The mixture of affordable rent and shared ownership will ensure these homes are genuinely affordable at a time where the disparity between average earnings and average house prices is growing. 

“We are committed to building vibrant communities and helping to make sure people can remain local. We are excited to be not only supporting local housing needs but also providing sustainable homes for the future.” 

Darren Dancey, Managing Director, South West, Countryside, commented: “I was delighted to celebrate this exciting milestone at our Strawberry Grange development alongside both LiveWest and Sigma. 

“This marks another positive step forward for the scheme and I am pleased to be working with our partners to deliver a much-needed mix of housing for the area. I look forward to developing these partnerships further as we continue to expand our footprint in the South West.”