Good progress with affordable homes for Bishops Cleeve

5 July 2024
2 mins

Above: Stephen Knowles, Platform Project Manager, Platform’s Chief Operating Officer Marion Duffy, Regional Head of Delivery Pawel Wiktor and Lovell Partnerships’ Regional Operations Director Sam Clarke

New affordable homes for the Bishops Cleeve area of Cheltenham are starting to take shape with the first set to be available soon.

Platform Housing Group is developing the 113-home site alongside Lovell Partnerships which has been named Cleeve Gardens.

A recent site tour was arranged to examine progress of the build with Platform’s Chief Operating Officer Marion Duffy alongside Lovell Partnerships regional operations director, Sam Clarke.

Also present were local resident’s groups, legal partners and the local authority who were shown where the new homes would be built as well as examining plans and learning about the energy efficiency of the buildings that the new residents will benefit from.

After the tour, Marion Duffy said,

“This is one of our most significant sites to date, delivering a large number of affordable homes for the local authority who we’re delighted to be working with on this and other sites in the area like the one at Perrybrook where we’ll be delivering over 270 more affordable homes. Today’s site visit has been really useful to see the great progress the team at Lovell Partnerships are making and to learn more about the energy efficiency measures our customers will benefit from including solar panels.”


Pawel Wiktor, Platform’s Regional Head of Delivery said,

‘It has been fantastic to visit the site today and get a first glimpse of the buildings at this early stage. At Platform we’re committed to keep building homes and partnerships with developers like Lovell Partnerships are going to be key in delivering at sites like this. I want to thank everyone involved to date including our colleagues at Lovell, Tewkesbury Borough Council and Shakespeare Martineau.”


Sam Clarke, regional operations director at Lovell Partnerships said: “Accelerating the delivery of high quality, affordable homes through key partnerships such as the one we have with Platform Housing is central to our mission. It’s encouraging to reach this initial milestone and for work to be starting at Cleeve Gardens, which will support the affordable housing demands in the area.”

The first homes are likely to handed over to Platform to begin managing in the spring of next year.