Lindum has completed work on 36 new homes on the site of on old dairy in Lincoln.

Ellison Place, on Boultham Park Road, will provide much needed affordable housing.

Keys to the new properties were handed over to housing provider Longhurst Group on Tuesday, 14th July.

Longhurst Group Director of Development and Sales, Nick Worboys said: “I’m delighted to see work completed at Ellison Place and to take handover of the properties.

“This is a development we are all immensely proud of and is a brilliant example of how Longhurst Group works in partnership with local authorities to respond to local need by delivering affordable housing in areas where it is most needed.

“Creating these high-quality and affordable homes will also help us achieve our vision of improving the lives of our customers, by improving their communities and providing them with a place they can be proud to call their home.

“We’ve had a lot of interest in these properties, with a number reserved off-plan and the Affordable Rented homes are all allocated. I’m sure our customers will love their new homes.

“With the shared ownership homes being released to the market during the height of lockdown, we had to adapt our approach swiftly, switching to a virtual launch event via Facebook Live.

“This proved to be extremely popular and successful, with the first homeowners due to move in shortly.

“I’d also like to thank all our partners involved in this project, including the City of Lincoln Council, Lincolnshire Co-Op, Thornton Firkin and Lindum Group, who worked closely with our Project Manager Simon Dillon to make our plans a reality.””

Named after the Ellison family, a prominent name in Lincolnshire heritage during the 18th and 19th centuries, Ellison Place comprises six three-bed townhouses, 12 three-bedroom semi-detached houses and 18 two-bedroom semi-detached homes.

Of the properties, 19 will be available on a Shared Ownership basis, where people part buy and part rent, with the remainder made available for Affordable Rent, which typically costs 20 percent less than the price of privately renting a similar sized property.

The old Boultham dairy was the main provider of dairy products for Lincoln and the surrounding area until its closure in 2012. The homes mark the final piece of the jigsaw in the redevelopment of the site, with a mosque and supermarket having also been built on the land.

Lindum director Edward Chambers said: “I am delighted to see the final result of all the hard work that’s gone into regenerating this area of Lincoln, which is just a few miles from our offices.

“The area is a huge part of the city’s history. It was once the site of the old dairy and served the community for generations.

“The new homes, along with other recent developments like the supermarket and the mosque, have breathed new life into a part of Lincoln that had been standing dormant.

“The development is in walking distance from many amenities, including Boultham Park and the city centre. It will be a great place to live.”