Families to benefit as affordable homes take shape in Essex village


Flagship Homes project manager Adam Deakin, left, and Sam Fisher from construction and property consultant Summers Inman at the Kelvedon Rise site.

New affordable homes are taking shape in a well-connected Essex village which stretches back to Roman times.

Families will soon be moving in to 14 homes which Flagship Homes is acquiring at Kelvedon Rise in Kelvedon, between Colchester and Chelmsford.

They are part of a 35-home development being built by Rugby-based housebuilder Mulberry Homes.

Adam Deakin, project manager at Flagship Homes - Flagship Group's development arm - said: “It’s fantastic to see these homes coming together. They are proof that affordable housing doesn’t mean compromising on quality.

“The homes are being built with the future in mind. The design is energy efficient, and they will benefit from air-source heat pumps.

“We’re looking forward to watching the continued progress on this site, and to seeing families move into the 14 homes earmarked for Flagship after they are handed over.”


Some of the homes at the Kelvedon site which will be handed over to Flagship for affordable rent/shared ownership.

Of the Flagship homes, 10 will be for affordable rent to be allocated to people on the local council’s housing waiting list. They will then be managed by Newtide Homes, one of Flagship’s three housing associations. Four others will be offered on the ‘shared ownership’ model which allows families to get on the housing ladder and gradually buy their own home with a low deposit.

Kerry Jones, sales director from Mulberry Homes said: "Our team has been working hard to create homes that residents will be proud to live in. The high-quality materials and modern design features really make a difference."

Off Coggeshall Road, Kelvedon Rise is a short walk from the village’s railway station, which links to London Liverpool Street in around 50 minutes.

The village has a bustling high street and a history going back centuries. It sits partly on the site of the former Roman town of Canonium.

The 14 Flagship homes are due to be finished later this year. 

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