Work starts on new Wisbech development

Work has now started on a new Roddons development in Acacia Avenue, Wisbech.
Work has now started on a new Roddons development in Acacia Avenue, Wisbech.
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Work has started on 30 brand new homes in Wisbech as Roddons Housing Association continue their £32.4m investment in Fenland.

Roddons are working with building contractors Mansell, a Balfour Beatty brand, to transform Acacia Avenue on the Waterlees Estate.

Previously a hot spot for anti social behaviour and fly-tipping, the site will now be turned into a new development of two, three and four-bedroom affordable homes.

Roddons chairman Brenda Reynolds marked the start of building work last Tuesday by turning the first mound of soil with Jenny Hodson, managing director of Roddons, and Dean Burgess, managing director of Balfour Beatty’s East Anglia business.

Homes on the new development are among nearly 300 being built by Roddons within the next two and a half years.

Jenny Hodson said: “When Roddons formed in 2007, we promised to invest in new homes. The new homes on Acacia Avenue are part of our commitment to building new and affordable homes in Fenland.”

The plans were brought to life thanks to consultation with local residents who influenced the look and feel of the new site. Residents were also consulted over the Lime Avenue play area, recently invested in by Roddons to provide a safe play area for local residents.

Dean Burgess said: “We are delighted about securing this prestigious opportunity and continuing our working relationship with Roddons Housing Association and the extended consultant team in delivering these new sustainable properties for the local community.”