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Safe construction plan helps key housing development progress

Posted by on 8 June 2020 | Comments

Despite the Covid-19 outbreak, a key housing development in East Suffolk is progressing well, thanks to the hard work and adapted working practices of Lowestoft-based Wellington Construction.

The development at Woodside in Brampton is one of East Suffolk Council’s key housing sites. In line with government guidance, and with the support of the Council, the site was temporarily closed in March. 

However, Wellington worked to develop a detailed ‘Return to Work’ plan outlining new operating procedures which allowed building work to recommence whilst ensuring everyone remained safe on site. As a result, the site was reopened in April.

Cllr Richard Kerry, East Suffolk’s cabinet member for Housing, said: “We are committed to providing new council housing and increasing the number of homes available for people in housing need in East Suffolk. On behalf of the Council, I would like to thank Wellington Construction for their proactive response which has enabled the construction of these new homes to continue during this very challenging time.”

Woodside will comprise 6 two-bedroom shared ownership homes and is due for completion later this year.