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First tenants moving into apartments overlooking Carrow Road with Norwich City-themed name

PUBLISHED: 09:03 14 October 2019 | UPDATED: 11:57 14 October 2019

New Canary Quay tenants Andrew Parfitt collects his keys from Paula Strachan of Broadland Housing Association. Picture: Broadland Housing Group

New Canary Quay tenants Andrew Parfitt collects his keys from Paula Strachan of Broadland Housing Association. Picture: Broadland Housing Group

Broadland Housing Group

Scores of tenants will move into a new social housing development with a Norwich City flavour in the coming days.

New Canary Quay tenant Brandon Cheesman in his new apartment. Picture: Broadland Housing GroupNew Canary Quay tenant Brandon Cheesman in his new apartment. Picture: Broadland Housing Group

The 60 new apartments, which have been made available for social rent, overlook Carrow Road and have, appropriately, been named Canary Quay.

Now complete, they are the first phase of a scheme that will eventually bring 323 new homes to the city centre.

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Among the first tenants is retired railwayman Andrew Parfitt, who can see two of his former workplaces from his sixth floor window - having also previously had a job at Carrow Works.

Mr Parfitt said: "It is nice being able to come back to where I spent most of my working days - it's part of the city I love."

Another of the new tenants, 20-year-old Brandon Cheesman, moves in having spent 18 months in shared accommodation at the YMCA.

The apartments make up part of a larger development from Broadland Housing Group.

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