North West-based housing association, Onward Homes, today announced (Tuesday 14th November) it has acquired 23 new properties from national housebuilder, Tilia Homes, in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.
The 23 houses – a mix of three- and four-bedroom homes – form part of Tilia Homes’ popular Daltons Way development which, when complete, will see 164 new properties in a range of styles and sizes.
Upon completion, all properties acquired by Onward will be made available through shared ownership – meeting high demand for quality, affordable homes across the region.
Onward’s acquisitions have predominantly been funded through its strategic partnership with Homes England, which will support the housing association to build 5,000 new homes by 2030, with 2,103 being delivered directly through the partnership.
Stephen Heverin, Growth and Regeneration Director at Onward Homes, comments:
“These modern homes will make a real difference to local people hoping to take their first steps onto the property ladder. Shared ownership offers a more affordable way to buy a home, helping local people put down roots where they may otherwise have been priced out.
“We are excited to be working with Tilia Homes for the first time. Tilia Homes has a reputation for building quality homes, which help us to improve the standard and choice of affordable housing across out North West communities.”
David Morris, Land Director for Tilia Homes Northern, adds:
“Our deal with Onward Homes marks an exciting milestone for Tilia Homes as we continue helping prospective buyers navigate the undoubtedly challenging housing market. We want to make our homes accessible to buyers at every stage of the property ladder and this partnership and ability to offer shared ownership options across the region is big part of this.
“We’re currently looking at ways to bring even more high-quality homes to the North West and acquiring new land is critical. We expect 2024 to be an important year for our business as we look to expand our land portfolio in prime locations where people aspire to live across the region.”
Tilia Homes is actively seeking new land opportunities for sites of between 75 and 330 units across the M6 and M62 corridors, specifically targeting areas around Preston, Warrington, Liverpool and Manchester. Further land opportunities are also being sought in the Yorkshire area.