Work gets underway on new Stevenage council houses

13 Jul 2015

Cllr Ann Webb, Stevenage Borough Council’s Executive Member for Housing, today kickstarted construction work on 30 new council homes, the first to be built in the town since the 1980s.

The new homes are part of a regeneration project at Pin Green Neighbourhood Centre at Archer Road. This involves demolishing the community centre and two shops, and replacing them with 13 new houses and 17 apartments for council tenants, along with two new shops at Archer Road, and building a new community centre at nearby Hampson Park.

Accompanied by fellow councillors, community members and representatives of the contractor, Bouygues UK, Cllr Webb carried out the groundbreaking to mark the start of building work.

The first phase of the regeneration will see the new shops and the first new homes completed by next summer. Building work on the new community centre at Hampson Park, which has been designed with involvement from the Pin Green Community Association, will start shortly and be finished by autumn 2016. The two current shops and community centre will remain open until their new premises are ready to move into.

Cllr Webb said, “I’m very excited to be starting work to build brand new council homes for Stevenage people. As well as giving this neighbourhood a facelift, the work we’re doing here will improve facilities for local residents, and show them that the council is serious about honouring its promises to provide quality housing and regeneration projects.

“I’d like to thank the Archer Road residents, businesses and community groups and local councillors who have worked with us to develop plans for their neighbourhood, and I look forward to showing off the revitalised area in a couple of years’ time.”

Bouygues UK is an experienced contractor, with a strong background in delivering high quality, affordable homes and mixed use schemes on behalf of a range of local authorities and housing providers across the UK.

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