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England Netball Star Marks Completion of New Affordable Development on Ashmount Road

04/03/2019

 

Sasha Corbin, England International and Saracens Mavericks Netball Player visited Whitehall Park School on Ist March to present the school with new netball equipment.

The event was to celebrate the partnership agreement under which the schools multi use games area will be available out of school hours to residents of the adjoining new affordable housing development built on behalf of Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association (ISHA).

Headteacher Laura Birkett said: “I just wanted to say a huge thank you for involving us in your event.   It was wonderful to be able to spend time with our neighbours and to see the new development – very impressive.   We look forward to the new members of our community moving into their fabulous new homes and look forward to working with ISHA in the years to come.  The children were absolutely thrilled to meet the wonderful Sasha, the hosts and guests and are very excited about their new netball equipment. Thank you all so much for this very thoughtful treat”

James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing & Residential Development attended the event and said the scheme funded by the GLA was one of the best new schemes he had seen.  Leader of Islington Council Richard Watts was also impressed by the scheme that was built on land provided by Islington Council.

Cllr Diarmaid Ward the Council’s Lead Member for Housing also spoke at the event “Like the rest of London, Islington faces a housing crisis. We’re committed to the building 2,000 of affordable homes, including 1,500 for social rent, and new housing association homes like these are a vital part of this.  We’re very pleased to be working with Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association to create these badly needed, genuinely affordable new homes.”

ISHA appointed Mulalley to build the 46 new affordable homes with associated landscaping. The new homes range in size from one to four bedrooms with parking limited to the 4 wheelchair standard properties.  The development includes 35 London Affordable Rent homes with rents between £153 and £175 per week and 11 shared ownership properties aimed at providing households with a step on the housing ladder for cheaper than the cost of local market rents.

The rented homes will be allocated via the Councils waiting list. For further details about the shared ownership homes contact sales@isha.co.uk. or contact ISHA’s sales team on 020 7704 7388.