Pathway Homes Group (PHG) is in the process of completing development work on the final properties in their Barrow portfolio and will be transferring these across to the Housing Association they have partnered with in this region, Dawson Housing, who will manage the properties and support the tenants that are housed.

Dawson Housing is a housing association and registered social landlord that is committed to having a positive impact in the areas they operate in by placing individuals and families at the heart of everything they do. It is their mission to deliver sustainable homes and services that give people and communities the opportunities to flourish.

Together, Dawson Housing and PHG are working to reach those most in need within Barrow’s local communities and offer these individuals and families housing stability and the chance to better their lives and opportunities. The partners are also working with support providers, local charities and community groups within the Barrow locality.

PHG’s construction team, led by Project Manager Josh Davis, has already completed renovation and redevelopment work on a number of these properties and tenants are currently in the process of being housed by the landlord.

It has been a vast project for the team, with structural work required on a number of the rooves and internal walls of the homes, which were previously damaged before purchase. Tenant safety is a high priority for Dawson Housing, which is why the organisation is confident and comfortable working with PHG.

The developer has fitted safety features such as fire doors and non-slip flooring in each home to protect Dawson Housing’s tenants. Furthermore, heating systems have been upgraded to create a comfortable internal environment for tenants and to reinforce the developer’s commitment to reducing the carbon footprint and improving green credentials. Similarly, all electrics are being tested and replaced where required to ensure they meet building regulations.

Alex Dawson, CEO of Dawson Housing, stated: “We are delighted to be able to start helping Barrow’s local communities as Pathway Homes Group’s development process is near completion. The developer has gone above and beyond to guarantee the homes are renovated and redecorated to the highest possible standard for our tenants. It’s amazing to see the progress that has been made in the last couple of months. The properties are completely unrecognisable, in the best possible way”.

He continued: “We have already begun the process of housing tenants in these homes. It’s so rewarding to be helping individuals and families better their lives and circumstances”.

The tenants being housed in these properties will be some of those most in need from within Barrow’s local communities, including veterans returning to civilian life, single parents, families facing financial hardships or domestic abuse, and those at risk of homelessness.

PHG’s Josh Davis said: “We are looking forward to completing the development work on the outstanding properties in the coming weeks. Our construction team is completely focused on the task at hand and is working hard to ensure each property meets the standards that Pathway Homes Group prides itself on”.