Over 180 new Ongo homes in 2021
Ongo has built a total of 78 homes across the region for affordable rent, shared ownership, rent to buy and outright sale this year, along with acquiring 111 properties in Lincoln.
This is part of their promise to increase their housing stock each year, to support ending the national housing crisis and create safe and thriving communities.
Myos House, Ongo’s dementia care scheme, was just one of the developments completing this year. It’s made up of 25 two-bedroom apartments and specially designed communal spaces for residents to socialise and relax.
Sharon Ross, a family member whose parent lives there said: “I think this a fantastic, lovely and peaceful place Ongo has created.
“It’s going to help families as those with dementia will be able to experience activities, mix with others and have people who they can relate to. The research Ongo has done is fantastic and they have made the scheme look beautiful.”
A further 19 two, three and four-bedroom homes handed over on Froddingham Road in Scunthorpe for affordable rent. They are located in Scunthorpe’s town centre so are close to shops, schools, travel links and amenities.
Daniel Richardson moved into his new home with partner Sarah and their nine-month old daughter in May. When asked about his new home he said: "It's a great opportunity for us - not only is it spacious and has a nice garden to sit and play in, but it's very close to where I work and we have family support nearby.
"It didn't take us long to settle in, it's absolutely fantastic being here and having caring neighbours has been a big plus point.”
Completing were also six homes for sale in Corringham, two homes at Rochdale Mews for rent to buy and one at Orangeleaf Way, Barton upon Humber for shared ownership.
Further sites included nine homes at Maple Close, Kirton in Lindsey, eight homes at Sycamore Court, Scunthorpe, six homes at Northolme View, Gainsborough, one at Wilson’s Close, and one at Cottage Beck Road, Scunthorpe. All were for affordable rent.
Along with building, in September this year Ongo announced their purchase of 111 homes on an estate in the centre of Lincoln, to join their affordable rent, shared ownership and leaseholder tenants.
Martin Phillips, Development Project Manager at Ongo said: “Over 180 new homes is just fantastic. That’s 180 families that have a safe and lovely place to live, so I couldn’t be prouder of all we have achieved this year.
“Of course our aim is to build hundreds of homes each year, so we can’t wait for some more great developments to be handed over the next 12 months. These will include more around Scunthorpe, Gainsborough and Doncaster too.”
To find out more about Ongo’s homes and new developments, follow them on social media or head to their website: www.ongo.co.uk.