Luton, Bedfordshire

The new homes for Luton programme will deliver up to 450 affordable and 150 private sale homes on a number of sites over a nine year period.

The aim of this project is to deliver a significant number of affordable family homes on mixed tenure developments.

There will be employment opportunities onsite, offering local people a range of apprenticeships.The programme is being delivered through a partnership between Catalyst, Luton Borough Council, Luton Learning and Community Partnership, The Homes and Communities Agency and Wates Living Space.

The scheme is fully mixed tenure, with private sale receipts being used to subsidise the affordable homes.

Work started onsite in 2011. Phase 1 consists of three sites – Hart Hill, Wigmore Lane and Falconers Road where 152 new homes have been built.

The second phase of new homes for Luton started in mid-2013 and will build 209 new homes across three sites. The new homes will be a mix of private sale (100 properties), shared ownership (44 properties) and affordable rent (65 properties).