WORK is underway on a pair of projects that will help meet the growing demand for social housing in Leicestershire.

Woodhead Group has started work on site for 29 homes across the city of Leicester with Leicester City Council and a further eight in Coalville with North West Leicestershire Council, adding to the 24 already completed in the Leicestershire town.

With over 600 households across the city currently on a waiting list, the project for Leicester City Council is one of their largest new builds undertaken by the council in more than a decade.

The Coalville project will revitalise a once-dilapidated site in an area once known for its anti-social behaviour.

Tom Woodhead, business services director at Woodhead Group said:

“Having two projects running across Leicester is an important moment for us. In a time where the country is experiencing a housing crisis, it’s great to be able to invest our time into Leicester and be part of the housing solution for the local people.

“With every new build project, our aim is to provide the best quality affordable housing we can to future residents.”

The work for North West Leicestershire Council and Leicester City Council has been procured through both EEM and DPP3 frameworks respectively, with both projects set for completion in 2020.

Woodhead said:

“Long-term, these builds will provide a boost across the larger local economy, with a resurgence in housing encouraging local businesses from trades and suppliers to re-invest.”