We have an ambitious house building programme, designed to deliver much needed homes to Stevenage residents.
The development at Burwell Court completed in February 2020, and comprises of 15 one and two bedroom apartments for social rent. This is a welcome addition to our new build portfolio.
Constructed over a two year period, this attractive, three storey scheme in the Bandley Hill ward is on the site of the former 'March Hare' pub. The pub had sat empty and was a source of anti-social behaviour issues in the local area when we took possession and developed plans for the site.
Blackwell Close completed in November 2019 where 15 new homes for Stevenage residents. The homes, a mixture of flats and houses, offer spacious living areas with large gardens and Chells Park on the doorstep.
The homes have been well received by the new residents and a welcome event was held for them once they had moved in.
Ditchmore Lane is a scheme which includes two Victorian and one Georgian building in the Old Town. The properties were dilapidated and in a state of disrepair until a scheme was designed sympathetically restore and renovate the properties. They have been converted into 10 apartments for private sale, the proceeds of which will be used to build additional affordable housing in the town.
Throughout the renovation, the council were sensitive to the historic nature of the buildings and restored and refurbished the historic elements where possible. These included rebuilding the front perimeter wall with reclaimed bricks, reinstated the timber sash windows to the front of the properties and relayed the roof with the correct materials.
The Twin Foxes was the first pub in Stevenage New Town and was named after identical twin poachers, the Fox brothers, who lived in the area from the 19th century.
The rundown pub in Rockingham Way closed in 2012 and become a hot-spot for a lot of anti-social behaviour. The site was seen as an opportunity to build new homes and improve the area and sense of community.
Local school children at St Nicholas School took part in an art and poetry competition, capturing the local community, the pub’s history and aspects of building and construction. The winning entries were displayed on the site’s hoardings during the development.
The pub was demolished in 2017 to make way for 14 new one and two bedroom flats for social rent. The scheme, costing £1.2 million, was completed in October 2018 and an official opening was organised for the new residents of Twin Foxes House.