Major investment sees Suffolk Housing expand 

Suffolk Housing has become landlord to scores of extra tenants after investing £2.7m in buying 50 additional affordable homes in Ipswich.  The mix of houses and flats, in Dandalan Close off Bramford Road, have been transferred from London-based housing association L&Q.  The purchase comes less than a year after Suffolk Housing bought 428 additional properties across Norfolk and Suffolk from social housing provider Riverside.

It takes the total number of homes managed by the Bury St Edmunds-based housing society to more than 2,700.  Ian Winslet, Suffolk Housing chief executive, said: “We are pleased that we have completed this deal with L&Q. Not only has it increased our total housing stock, but has also cemented our role as one of the region’s leading housing providers.

“The purchase forms part of an ambitious expansion programme we have planned over the coming years, which will see us provide an increasing number of affordable homes for people in housing need all across the region, and not just in Suffolk.  “We are now looking forward to getting to know our new tenants in Ipswich and finding out more about their needs so that we can make sure we continue to provide them with first class housing services into the future.”

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