Stonewater opens 21 new affordable homes in Weymouth

A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of the first phase of Pemberly, a brand new Stonewater development of 21 affordable homes in Littlemoor, Weymouth.

The new community of 17 homes for affordable rent and four for shared ownership near Weymouth Bay, has been built to help tackle the shortage of affordable housing for local people in the area.

Leading UK affordable housing provider Stonewater worked with Weymouth & Portland Borough Council and Dorset-based construction company FH Cummings, to deliver the smart-new scheme on the edge of Preston Down. The new homes which are within easy walking distance of shops, local transport and amenities, are the first phase of a four-phase development of 176-homes off Louviers Road which will include 53 affordable homes for Stonewater.

All 21 properties are highly insulated and built to Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes standard which measures the energy efficiency of new homes in categories such as carbon emissions, and the impact of the home on the environment. This investment will mean a lower carbon footprint and reduced fuel bills for residents.

“Stonewater is committed to delivering high quality, affordable housing in areas like Littlemoor where they are desperately needed,” said Richard Stevenson, Stonewater Executive Director - Development. “Pemberly is one of several affordable housing communities Stonewater has in Weymouth which is enabling local people with strong links to the area, to stay close to their family, friends and work. These properties are absolutely vital to preserving the long-term economic viability, infrastructure and wellbeing of the community. We are looking forward to providing a further 32 more homes like these in Pemberly which will come on stream during the next three phases of the development.”

“Stonewater is to be congratulated for the completion of these affordable houses at Sedge place,” said Cllr Kevin Brookes, Brief Holder for Housing at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council. “These 21 units of affordable housing are very much needed in this area for local families and will go some way in reaching the Council’s affordable housing completion targets for the year. I was very impressed with the design and build quality of the individual homes and look forward to welcoming the next phase.”

Stonewater has over 183 properties in Weymouth.