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Contractor appointed for new Reading Road scheme

Wokingham Housing Limited (WHL) is pleased to announce the appointment of LIFE Build Solutions Limited, a building contractor based in High Wycombe to build our latest affordable housing development. This marks the next phase in the development of a new vulnerable young person’s scheme in the heart of Wokingham., which LIFE Build won following a competitive tendering process. As an organisation LIFE Build has developed a strong reputation in the housing sector for providing value, reliability and high quality workmanship, making them an obvious partnering choice for WHL.

The build at 52 Reading Road will consist of seven bedsitting rooms and two studio flats, a communal living area, a communal kitchen/diner, a staff office and an overnight room. There will also be on-site parking for staff, a motor cycle bay, cycle storage for up to ten bicycles and a private garden area. The scheme is supported by more than £300,000 of Government grant from the Homes and Communities Agency which was bid for and won by WHLs owners, Wokingham Borough Council.

Building work begins at the end of the month and it is expected that the first residents will be able to move in by March 2018.

Bill Flood, Managing Director of Wokingham Housing Limited said: “We are delighted to have appointed LIFE Build from our Small Contractors Framework for the first time to help us build a great scheme for young people leaving care which is a stepping stone to helping them move into their own home.”

Mike Wilde, Operations Director at LIFE Build said: “We were thrilled to be awarded the contract for building a new scheme at 52 Reading Road. This is our first opportunity to work with WHL since our appointment to their Small Contractors Framework. We expect this to be the start of a solid partnership with WHL for the future.”