Sanctuary Homes is expecting to complete the first homes at its £18 million Glastonbury development in August.

A total of 133 new properties are being delivered at the Kingsfield site just off the A39 and construction is gathering pace with infrastructure and roadworks already at an advanced stage.

There will be 30 two-bedroom, 61 three-bedroom and 12 four-bedroom houses, as well as 30 two-bedroom apartments, available for a variety of purchase options.

Working with energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE, 43 of the homes will be for shared ownership, 46 for affordable and social rent and 44 for sale.

Sanctuary expects to complete the construction of all homes over nine phases by the summer of 2021, with the first set to be ready in August.

Part-funded by Homes England, the development has supported the local economy by creating a number of new jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities.

Justin Cartwright, Sanctuary’s development manager in the South West, said: “This is a significant development for Sanctuary and represents a major addition to the Somerset housing market.

“We are delighted with how work is currently progressing and look forward to being able to hand over the first properties in the near future.”

Meurig Jones, Pre Construction Manager for ENGIE’s Places and Communities division, commented: “We are now six months into the development and it’s great to see the progress of the build.

“ENGIE is delighted to be working in partnership with Sanctuary Homes to deliver much needed high quality affordable housing in Glastonbury and work alongside our supply chain partners to generate local employment opportunities.”

Nina Richards, Housing Development Officer at Mendip District Council, added: “As a council we are committed to finding ways to create new affordable housing opportunities, including ways to stimulate the local economy.

“I have no doubt this development will play a vital role in doing just that, and bring about long lasting benefits to the town and local community.”

Sanctuary will also be supporting projects in the local community as part of its MORE programme, which connects with people in places where Sanctuary is developing new homes and helps to engage future residents with the organisation’s work.

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