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Latest Repton development reaches key stage

Norfolk County Council, 15 March 2023 00:00

One of Norfolk's latest housing developments has reached a crucial milestone known as topping out.

Repton Property Developments, a housing development company wholly owned by Norfolk County Council, works with construction and housing association partners to deliver high-quality affordable homes in Norfolk.

The latest development, Saxon Heath in Attleborough, comprises 48 homes for Shared Ownership and social rent. Orbit Homes will take over the management of the site and will deliver the properties to its sector leading designs and all-inclusive specification in conjunction with Lovell to ensure the highest quality.

Topping out is a stage of building where the development reaches its highest stage. This was marked by a ceremony attended by members of Norfolk County Council, and representatives from our construction partner Lovell, and our housing association partner Orbit Homes.

Cllr Andrew Proctor, chairman of the board at Repton and leader of Norfolk County Council, said: "This development takes a new approach as it is Repton's first development of all-affordable homes. It's important to ensure that Norfolk's housing needs are not only met, but met with the type of homes people need. Repton's work with our partners goes to show what can be achieved by the council. The aim of the County Deal for Norfolk would see more control and money available to spend on brownfield site development."

Cllr Greg Peck, cabinet member for asset management and commercial services, said: "The goal of Repton is to support sustainable and affordable house building in the county to benefit those who choose to live and work in Norfolk, as well as deliver a return to the council to support the delivery of our priorities. By focusing on high-quality, affordable housing, we can lead the way with our partners to encourage other developments to be of the best standard."

Simon Medler, regional managing director at Lovell said: "It's always really exciting to be at a Topping Out Ceremony, and today represents a celebration of much needed affordable housing being delivered within our communities here in Norfolk. Work is now well underway on these 48 quality affordable homes, which are being delivered alongside our partners Repton and Orbit Homes."

Mark Walker, Head of Development at Orbit Homes, said: "We are excited to develop these 48 brand-new homes and create a thriving new community in Attleborough. This much-needed affordable development of 29 social rent and 19 shared ownership properties, demonstrates our ongoing commitment to deliver high-quality affordable homes in the East and provides an excellent opportunity to work with our strategic partners, Homes England. We look forward to delivering this development in collaboration with Repton, Lovell and Norfolk County Council, and seeing the site progress over the coming months."

The topping out ceremony was attended by:

  • Cllr Greg Peck, cabinet member for commercial services and asset management
  • Simon Medler, regional Managing Director, Lovell
  • Mark Walker, Head of Development, Orbit Homes

Saxon Heath is a collection of two and three-bedroom affordable homes in the Norfolk town of Attleborough, conveniently located between Thetford and Wymondham and within easy reach of Norwich. Register your interest in Saxon Heath homes.

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