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Milestone reached at new city centre development in Norwich

Broadland Housing has celebrated a significant phase of their new housing development in Norwich City Centre.

Built by construction company, R G Carter, the first structure of the Canary Quay regeneration project has been completed with internal fittings taking place ahead of families moving in later this year.

To mark this important milestone Broadland Housing, chief executive Michael Newey and executive development director Andrew Savage, were joined by James Carter, Director of RG Carter, and representatives from architects, Ingleton Wood and consulting engineers, Rossi Long on the roof of the 60 new flats.

Speaking at the event, Michael Newey, Group Chief Executive of Broadland Housing, said:

“This is an exciting day for Broadland. We will be providing high-quality homes for people who need them the most, at rents they can afford near to the City centre. Canary Quay will transform a space that was neglected and derelict into a vibrant new living quarter for Norwich.

“We have been particularly delighted with our enduring partnership with R G Carter for over 50 years and this scheme is another great example of how working together we are able to improve lives for people in Norfolk.”

Mario Rackham, Director and General Manager at R G Carter, said:

“After months of building at Canary Quay, the topping out ceremony is a great opportunity for us to welcome local stakeholders to enjoy a first look at the progress that has been made, and to thank everyone involved.

“We look forward to completing this fantastic project, which will help transform the riverside area, as well as provide high-quality housing that will serve the local community for years to come.”

The 1 and 2 bedroom apartments were partly funded by Norwich City Council, with proceeds of Right to Buy sales. By spring 2020 Broadland will have built a total of 323 homes at Canary Quay, a mix of affordable/intermediate rent and open market properties.