From left: Orbit's Paul High with Nadhim Zahawi MP, and Peter Deeley, Malcom King and Richard Pepper of Deeley Construction.

From left: Orbit’s Paul High with Nadhim Zahawi MP, and Peter Deeley, Malcom King and Richard Pepper of Deeley Construction.

Stratford-upon-Avon’s new key worker development is the blueprint for the future, according to the MP for the town. Nadhim Zahawi MP recently paid a visit to Fordham House, a new housing development by Orbit, in partnership with Deeley Construction, ABD Developments and Stratford Town Trust.

Fordham House is being developed on the site of a former office building on the corner of Birmingham Road and Clopton Road, with close proximity to the hospital and town centre. Initial preference for the 82 high-quality private rent apartments will be given to local key workers, such as health and emergency service workers, teachers, and people working in local businesses.

There is already strong interest in the development and Nadhim Zahawi MP paid tribute to the foresight shown by the parties involved. He said:

“I believe this is the blueprint for development when it comes to creating homes for those key workers who can’t, ordinarily, get themselves onto the housing ladder. A great deal of foresight has been shown by the partners who are bringing forward Fordham House and I wish them every success.

“Stratford is not alone in needing to provide more homes and this type of scheme is exactly what we need and I can see this type of development being rolled out across the country.”

Paul High, Orbit’s executive director of property investment, said:

“With it being so close to the hospital, schools, and the centre of town, Fordham House is in a prime location for local people working in Stratford-upon-Avon.

“We’re committed to providing a range of high-quality housing options for our customers, and having already seen strong interest in the new homes, Fordham House will be an aspirational place to live in the heart of the town.”

Peter Deeley, of both Deeley Construction and ABD Developments, said work was progressing well. He continued:

“We are very grateful to Nadhim Zahawi for coming along to Fordham House to see the development take shape. Everything is progressing on programme and we do feel that this partnership style of working benefits everyone involved and will deliver a crucial scheme for the town.”

Fordham House is due for completion in summer 2017.