March 2, 2021
Living Space Housing has contributed to Aqueduct Primary School’s fundraising campaign for an onsite defibrillator for local community use. The affordable housing specialist will be delivering 39 new homes on behalf of The Wrekin Housing Group at a nearby 6.3-acre site located off Majestic Way in the Aqueduct ward of Telford, Shropshire.
The cost for the School to purchase, install and maintain a defibrillator in a fully accessible location has been estimated to be in the region of £5,000. Solihull-based Living Space has donated £200 prior to commencing construction work at the Majestic Way scheme, and the company has pledged to make further donations and instigate fundraising initiatives as the development progresses. In addition to the defibrillator donation, a Section 106 payment of £116,508 is being made towards local primary education, with the total Education Contribution being made by Living Space totalling £165,311.
Steve Davies, Managing Director for Living Space Housing said: “We actively support the local communities where we are constructing new affordable homes. We were approached about Aqueduct Primary School’s fundraising campaign as we started to make preparations at Majestic Way and we are delighted to be able to make a donation at this early stage, which we expect to be able to build on. We also hope our substantial Section 106 contribution towards local primary education will make a real difference. In total we will be making a S106 contribution of £241,611, as well as creating many local employment opportunities.”
Jane Kind, Project Manager for The Wrekin Housing Group said: “The affordable homes that will be constructed off Majestic Way will provide high quality housing for 39 local families, many of whom may already live in this area. We are already engaging with the Parish Council and other local stakeholders and will continue to do so as the development programme progresses.”
Aqueduct Primary School will acknowledge all those that have contributed to the defibrillator campaign with a thank you plaque. The School’s Pupil Council is hoping to reach the fundraising target this year.
Mrs Tammy Lockley, Headteacher at Aqueduct Primary School said: “We are very grateful for this contribution from Living Space, especially as some of our planned fundraising activities have had to be postponed, due to the pandemic. The defibrillator will be a vital asset to the community and will provide reassurance to those who are based at and around our School.”
The first homes at the Majestic Way site will be available for occupation by the end of the year and the project is anticipated to have a development value in excess of £7million. Located less than two miles south west of Telford town centre, the established residential area of Aqueduct forms part of Telford’s urban area and benefits from convenient access to a wide range of educational, retail and leisure services and amenities. Majestic Way is well served by bus routes into the town centre and the A442 (Queensway) is close by and connects with the M54, which leads to Shrewsbury and Birmingham. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge is only two miles from the scheme.
Living Space is a development-led residential planning, design and construction services solution for Registered Providers, PRS Funds, the NHS, Universities and Defence Estates. Having launched to the market in 2019, the company is already well underway with the construction of seven residential developments across middle England, with a number of additional sites in the planning system. The combined construction value of the development portfolio is in excess of £72million, which equates to 580 affordable houses, apartments and bungalows.