The site of an old shopping centre which had become a magnet for anti-social behaviour was transformed into a block of 23 new affordable flats.
Solomon Place, on Lea Way in Wellingborough, is a mixture of one and two bed homes and was built by Lindum Group on behalf of Greatwell Homes.
The 23 flats are split into two different tenures – 12 for affordable rent and 11 for Rent To Buy, a scheme designed to help people transition from renting to buying their own home.
The development has benefitted from Homes England funding and the site was previously owned by the Borough Council of Wellingborough before being bought by Greatwell Homes (formerly Wellingborough Homes) in 2017.
The site was named Solomon Place in honour of former Greatwell Homes customer Stella Solomon who was the first female police officer in Northants and lived on Lea Way for many years.
The new homes were built by Lindum Peterborough and were finished on time.
The site was officially opened on 20th September 2019 by Greatwell Homes, which was attended by members of Lindum Group, the Borough Council of Wellingborough and the Mayor, Cllr Jo Beirne. Surrounding neighbours of the site also had an exclusive first look of the flats.