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City centre housing development hits highest point

Broadland Housing and regional construction company R G Carter have celebrated reaching the highest point of Canary Quay, a new modern housing development on the River Wensum in Norwich city centre.

Representatives from both organisations marked the milestone by joining each other on the newly poured roof of the nine-storey housing block, close to Norwich City Football Club.

Construction of the 73 one-and-two-bedroom apartments represents Phase Three of the Canary Quay regeneration project which in total is a mix of more than 300 affordable and privately-owned homes, offering modern living space in a desirable riverside location.

Michael Newey, Group Chief Executive of Broadland Housing, said: ““We are very excited to see the third building on the Canary Quay site start to take shape.  Being able to stand on the 9th floor and look across the finished homes brings into focus how much work has gone into getting us to this stage. We continue to be grateful for our long-standing partnership with

R G Carter to deliver these new homes for Broadland”

These new 100% affordable homes are expected to be finished next Summer and sit directly opposite apartment blocks Patricia Hollis House, Richard Hawthorn House and Solace, completed in Phase One and Two of the scheme’s construction.

Mario Rackham, Director and General Manager at R G Carter, said: “We’re incredibly proud of this project and our continuing partnership with Broadland Housing. Phase 3 of the Canary Quay regeneration is progressing very well and will help transform the riverside area, while providing high-quality housing for the local community for years to come.”

For more information on homes available to buy or rent in Phase Two at Canary Quay go to



Notes to editors:

Broadland Housing was set up in 1963 and is one of the largest traditional housing associations in Norfolk and north Suffolk. It provides more than 5,000 homes, ranging from modern apartments and family homes to sheltered housing and ‘housing with care’ schemes. The Group currently has an ambitious programme of 600 new homes in development. This includes social housing, shared ownership and open market sales. Broadland is strongly committed to support and engage with tenants, helping to develop their life opportunities. In 2018 it was the first housing association in the region to win an In Good Company award – for its Tenancy Support team’s ‘Better Together’ campaign to combat loneliness. Broadland continues to ‘green’ its business to reduce the impact of its operations on the environment and is SHIFT Gold-Award accredited. In 2019 it was listed in the Top 25 housing associations in the Sunday Times Best Non-Profit Organisations to Work For. Broadland Housing is a Placeshapers Housing Association and a member of the Homes for Cathy Group.

Established in 1921, RG Carter has been building for the future for nearly a century. Renowned for our diverse range of high-quality construction services, we have achieved growth & success through combining traditional family values with a passion for innovation. Working with national and regional clients, across both private and public sectors, we provide design, construction and project management services on projects ranging from £50,000 to over £50 million.



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