New residents have started moving in as part of the main phase of a £15 million housing regeneration project.
Property developer PlaceFirst has completed the next batch of homes on Augusta Street in Woodnook.
PlaceFirst has also confirmed a new main contractor has been appointed after the previous company Southdale went into administration in April.
The first full terrace of 10 remodelled homes on Augusta Street was handed over on July 24, with some customers moving in on the same day.
PlaceFirst said three homes are now occupied and four are currently going through the final stages of the reservation process.
Two of the first tenants to move in to their three-bed home were couple Lucy Mercer and Gareth Jagger.
Sales account manager Lucy, 25, said: “We lived on Plantation Road and we were looking for somewhere new to live. We came to see the show home a couple of months ago and made the decision from there.
“We were looking for a new build and somewhere we could stay for 12 to 18 months so we could save up for a house.
“We had a great welcome with champagne and a card and it made it feel like home. The finish on this place is really nice and you can see it's been done properly.”
David Smith-Milne, managing director of PlaceFirst said it is ‘great to see the first families moving in’.
He said: “Our customers include local families looking to upgrade their renting experience, and those new to Accrington, including doctors, dentists, and other professional households.
“The diversity of customer interest is very encouraging and demonstrates that our whole neighbourhood approach and commitment to quality is breathing new life in Woodnook.”
PlaceFirst has confirmed the appointment of contracting firm DJ Hughes which will continue the Phase 1 remodelling work on terraced properties along Augusta Street, Royds Street, and Booth Street.
The joint venture with Together Housing Group, Hyndburn council and The Homes & Communities Agency will see 65 new family homes across three streets and other 60 properties ‘pepper-potted’ across Woodnook.