Posted: 10/08/2018 at 3:50pm
Bournemouth West MP Conor Burns joined in the celebrations on Friday 10 August 2018, when the 113 high-quality new apartments and multi-storey car parking including 155 public spaces at Berry Court, Bournemouth, were officially handed over.
Together with the Leader of Bournemouth Borough Council, Councillor John Beesley, the MP was visiting the £27million Berry Court following a two-year build programme.
Conor Burns said: “This is just what Bournemouth needs, high quality accommodation which is ideal for young professionals and families. I’ve had the opportunity to take a look at some of the apartments before residents move in next week and I’m very impressed and the view of Bournemouth is spectacular.”
The £27m development on St. Peters Road is close to the town centre and less than a 10 minute walk to the beachfront. It was built for housing provider Radian by Bournemouth Development Company, a public-private partnership between Bournemouth Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd. Construction was by Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure.
Guests were given an exclusive tour of the apartments, before Radian’s Executive Director of Operations Peter Evans officially received the keys.
Mr Evans said: “We’re delighted to be able to take ownership. Berry Court is Radian’s flagship private rented sector development and is part of our commitment to provide homes of all tenures for all ages, giving people the choice and flexibility they need. It’s been a pleasure working with Bournemouth Development Company and I hope we have the opportunity again. The apartments have proved very popular and we’ve only a few remaining.”
Councillor Beesley said: “It is great to see high-quality new homes being delivered at Berry Court. The Council is committed to delivering much needed private rented new homes in Bournemouth which will make an important contribution to regeneration and securing long-term economic growth.”
Duncan Johnston, Development Director of Bournemouth Development Company, added: “We are very proud of what we have delivered at Berry Court. This has been a prime example of true team work from the early inception of the design team through to building the partnership with Radian and, finally, delivery through the contractor.”