Topping-Out ceremony for six new council homes in Chantry

Published22nd September 2021

New council housing in Chantry is on course for completion, with a Topping-Out ceremony held yesterday for 6 new council flats in Emmanuel Close, Ipswich.

The Mayor of Ipswich, Cllr Elizabeth Hughes, along with the Leader of the Council, Cllr David Ellesmere; the Ipswich Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Housing, Cllr Neil MacDonald along with representatives from Handford Homes and the Principal Contractor, Mixbrow Construction attended the ceremony that marks the completion of the roof structure of the new flats building.

6 new council homes are being provided, including two fully-accessible 1-bedroom ground floor flats, with two 2-bedroom and two 1-bedroom flats above. The project is expected to be handed over to the council in March 2022.

Says Cllr Neil MacDonald, Ipswich Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Housing,

“It was good to be at the ceremony today as we continue with our large programme of building new council homes. I look forward to the completion of these new flats by Handford Homes and the council renting them out as council housing.

“ I am especially pleased to see the progress with the two fully wheelchair adapted flats.  I’m sure all our new tenants will be delighted when they move in to these and our other new council homes.”