Golding Homes Celebrates 1,000 New Homes
Golding Homes has completed 1,000 new homes since 2004. The Kent-based housing association celebrated the milestone with residents Katy Dingwall and Richard Tompsett and their young family at their new home in the Wallis Fields development in Park Wood, Maidstone.
They were delighted to move in and get settled in time for Christmas and New Year. Katy said “It’s so lovely to know it’s our home, and no one will suddenly take it away from us. When we were living in temporary accommodation it never felt like our home. We can really settle now”.
Chief Executive Peter Stringer said “We are delighted to have reached this significant milestone and made a real different to so many people’s lives along the way. Each and every one of these 1,000 new homes provides a home in communities where people want to live. We are committed to providing high quality affordable housing. We know these homes are desperately needed and hope to step up our development aspirations and deliver a further 150 homes every year”.
The 1,000th home completed is in Park Wood Walk, Maidstone, part of Golding Homes’ £34m Park Wood regeneration scheme. New residents Richard and Katy had been living in temporary accommodation with their young children after their previous landlord evicted them to sell the property.
Golding Homes has completed new homes in Maidstone, Tunbridge & Malling, Ashford, Tunbridge Wells and Medway.
The new homes include major regeneration schemes in the Park Wood and Coombe Farm areas of Maidstone, specialist housing for older people and teenage parents, with a mix of property types including apartments, houses and bungalows.