New purpose-designed and innovative homes providing more housing for local people in need are one step closer, as all units at Pencarrow Mews in Fishermead are now in place.
Milton Keynes City Council has created 70 new homes at Pencarrow Mews, an innovative modular development made up of one and two bedroom units as a practical alternative to providing B&B stays to local families and individuals in urgent need of temporary accommodation.
Residents will stay in the Fishermead homes for a short period of time while Milton Keynes City Council works to find them a more permanent solution. The units will be furnished including basic appliances in a small kitchen area. Residents will also have access to onsite laundry facilities as well as support from a dedicated site manager.
Contractors are currently on site finalising the car park and utilities, with the first people in immediate need of housing are expected to move in from April.
The City Council has filmed a short video showing the interior of the properties:
- Cabinet Member for Adults, Health Communities and Housing, Cllr Emily Darlington“It’s positive to see progress being made on this innovative project, which will provide a home for people in emergency need while we support them to find long term accommodation. Like all authorities, we have more people approaching us for emergency housing because of private sector evictions, family breakdown and domestic abuse. The council works with these residents and private landlords to find more long term places which are affordable.
"Pencarrow Mews will be used to house people temporarily while we support them to find something new. We’ll be welcoming the first residents very soon. This is just the latest initiative by the council to end homelessness in MK.”
- Cabinet Member for Adults, Health Communities and Housing, Cllr Emily Darlington