These pictures show the stunning £15 million transformation of homes in Accrington.
The residential scheme in Woodnook one of the largest of its kind in the UK transforming 131 empty Victorian terraces into energy efficient two, three and four-bedroom homes for private rent.
More than 30 people attended an open day last weekend hosted by specialist build-to-rent developer PlaceFirst.
They were treated to a tour of the two and three-bedroom show homes on Hudson Street which have been full furnished into a ‘modern, contemporary style’.
PlaceFirst is building 72 new and refurbished homes in Woodnook, including two, three, and four bedroom family homes. The scheme also includes a new public realm, improved car parking, and plans for a communal residents garden. In the wider Woodnook area there are also plans to refurbish a further 50 terraced properties, with a number of streets benefiting from property facelifts, and a new public square planned at the heart of the neighbourhood.
PlaceFirst will release the first homes from next month and anticipate completion of the project by autumn later this year.
Martin Ellerby, head of new business and innovation, said the show homes attracted a ‘wide range of people’ and mainly from the Hyndburn area.
Mr Ellerby said: “It was great to see such a wide range of interest in the new homes, from young people looking to move into their first home, to growing local families looking for a larger property.
“We are getting a lot of market interest in the new homes and customers are now reserving their preferred property ahead of the first release in May”.