Powering Up for Our Largest Development Scheme Yet

Powering Up for Our Largest Development Scheme Yet

Work has now started on Jigsaw Group’s largest grant funded development scheme on the site of a former power station in Thornton-Cleveleys.

Bourne Road is Jigsaw’s ambitious £30m development that will provide 210 new homes in the Wyre.

A mix of 123 homes will be available for affordable rent and 87 available through Rent to Buy, where people will have the ability to purchase their home after five years.

The plans for the scheme were unanimously approved by Wyre Borough Council to provide much-needed affordable housing on the site of the former Thornton power station. This was built by ICI in 1995 before its eventual demolition in 2009, leaving behind a large brownfield site.

Developed by Breck Homes and funded by Homes England, there will be a mix of

  • 81 one-bedroom apartments
  • 51 two-bedroom houses
  • 66 three-bedroom houses
  • 6 four-bedroom houses
  • 6 bungalows

There will be green spaces for residents, driveways for car parking and electric vehicle charging points.

Garnet Fazackerley, Jigsaw Group’s Operations Director for Development said: “We are really pleased that work has now begun on what will be our largest housing development scheme yet to ensure we deliver much-needed, affordable homes to Wyre with our partners Homes England, Breck Homes and Wyre Borough Council.

“This is part of our ambitious but achievable drive to deliver 800 new, affordable and sustainable homes a year across our areas of operation.”

The new homes will start becoming available from July 2024 with the entire development expected to complete by March 2026.