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South Midlands team announces partnership with Citizen

03 October 2023

A range of high-quality new homes will help local people in housing need, following the completion of a project involving our South Midlands team and Citizen.

A number of new homes, developed by the South Midlands team across the West Midlands, ranging from one to four bedrooms, have now been transferred to Citizen who will manage the homes as the developer’s housing association partner on three of the developer’s sites; Orchard Mews in Pershore, Oakhurst Village in Shirley, and Meon Way Gardens in Long Marston.

The handover was marked by a visit to the Orchard Mews development in Pershore by South Midlands’ Managing Director Russell Griffin, and Citizen’s Director of Development, Richard Whittaker.  

Richard Whittaker, Director of Development at Citizen, said: “It’s great to see these new homes completed ready for our customers to move into.

“At Citizen we are committed to working with our partners, such as Persimmon Homes, to make a positive difference to our customers and communities. There is an ever-increasing need for the right homes in the right areas and we’re pleased to have been involved in these three schemes to bring more affordable housing to Worcestershire and Warwickshire.”

Russell Griffin, Managing Director at Persimmon Homes South Midlands, said: “Handing over a portion of our homes on these three developments is the latest example of our successful partnership with Citizen , which is delivering much-needed new homes for local families across Warwickshire and Worcestershire. It was great to welcome Richard to the site to see the positive impact these homes are having in the region.    

“We’re continuing to work hard to prioritise quality and affordability for all our customers. As well as the homes which have now been transferred, the average price of a Persimmon home is 25% below the market average in England and Wales – extending the opportunity of home ownership to more local families.

“We’ll continue to work closely with our local partners to ensure our investment makes a positive difference to communities across Worcestershire and Warwickshire.”

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