CONSTRUCTION is now underway on 16 new houses in Ramsbottom following a £3.39m funding deal.

Cowgills Property Finance has secured the money from Assetz Capital on behalf of D T Joseph Developments to deliver the new family homes on Spring Street in Ramsbottom which is the former site of Woodhill Farm.

David Rainford, of Cowgills Property Finance, said: “We have worked closely with the D T Joseph team over the past couple of years, initially assisting them with funding for the site purchase.

"We have been able to support and advise them through the changing funding market which was of course heavily affected by Covid-19 and to help them secure a 12 month interest-free funding deal. Together with underwriting from LDS it will enable them to deliver these much needed family homes for the local market.”

The scheme at Spring Meadow off Whalley Road, consists of sixteen three and four bedroom properties. Construction is now underway and early reservations are being taken with the opportunity to personalise the specification.

Daniel Lloyd from D T Joseph said: “The last 12 months has been challenging for all of us and construction is no exception. However, at D T Joseph, alongside Cowgills, LDS and the various other professionals we have worked hard to get this funding in place following numerous delays outside of our control. With sales off-plan already taking place we are now looking forward to delivering these high-quality and efficient family homes for the people of Ramsbottom and anyone looking to move in to the area."

Mark Hawthorn from LDS added: “We have followed Dan’s progress over the last few years and were keen to support with our LDS Sales Guarantee. After the volatility of 2020 it’s pleasing to see them onsite and bringing forward what is a great development. If we are going to close the housing shortfall a much increased supply must come from SMEs. We look forward to seeing this site progress and working on future sites together.”