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‘Moving into this house has changed my life – my home means everything to me.’ – Paige Wade is one of the customers who has moved into our completed York Road development in Birmingham

Our development at York Road in Birmingham has been completed ahead of schedule and customer Paige Wade has moved into one of the homes.

York Road is one of the developments we have been working on with Vistry Partnerships. It is made up of 87 homes – 21 are shared ownership and 66 are affordable rent. It was built on the former UTC Aerospace System facility, which was the Birmingham base of the US aerospace and defence company.

As the homes were built using a modern method of construction, we have been able to build the site three times quicker than a traditional build.

Paige, who was previously living in private rented accommodation in Rubery, Bromsgrove, said she couldn’t believe it when she was offered the house.

She said: “I was so happy to be offered this property, I was ecstatic and couldn’t believe it!

“My new house means everything to me. I absolutely adore it and I don’t think I have been this happy since I was a child. It has given me a new lease of life moving in here.

“Living here has changed my whole outlook on life. I have previously lived in hostels as well as private rented homes and now it is so nice to have a place I can call home.”

Paige has moved into her home at York Road with her two children aged five and three.

She added: “I love the whole aesthetic of the home. I love having my own garden as I have never had one before and I have a massive kitchen too. I love baking and cooking, and I have the space to have a dining room table, I couldn’t have this in my previous home as it was a lot smaller.

“I am so happy to have moved in here.”

The timber frames used to make up the external and internal stud walls, floor joists and roof trusses at York Road were built offsite and then transported to development for assembly.

Our Executive Director of Development Nick Byrne said: “We are so pleased to hear Paige and her children are happy in their new home at York Road and that it means so much to her.

“At Citizen we are committed to providing homes that are a foundation for life to help people across the West Midlands. We hope Paige and her family will be happy and live at York Road for many years.

“As we have used a Modern Method of Construction at York Road, we have managed to build the homes much quicker than a usual build. This means we have been able to handover more homes to customers each week and in turn this means people waiting for a home on the housing list have been able to move in quicker.”

Our York Road development is one of four sites that we are working on with Vistry Partnerships. The others include the 600-home development at Lea Castle, a 246-home development at Churchfields in Kidderminster and a 103-home scheme at Ridge Hill near Stourbridge.

Managing Director at Vistry Partnerships Darren Beale said: “We’re pleased to be working with Citizen again on another exciting housing development.

“The development will provide a range of new affordable homes, enhance the existing landscaping and boost economic growth in the area.

“It is great to see people like Paige enjoying their new homes so much, this is what makes the job so worthwhile.”

Work first started at York Road in late 2020 and the development is close to local amenities such as schools, shops and public transport including commuter access to Birmingham New Street station.

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