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Ground-breaking event marks our new housing development


Ground-breaking event - Magenta Court with Cllr Margaret Griffiths

We held a 'ground-breaking' event to mark the start of work on a new housing development in Apsley, demonstrating another exciting milestone in our commitment to deliver new affordable homes for Dacorum.

Magenta Court, in Stationers Place next to the old Apsley Paper Mill building, will provide 29 one- and two-bed flats within four blocks, all for social rent.

The scheme will provide modern and energy-efficient new homes, providing much-needed affordable homes for Dacorum residents.

The contractor is Jarvis Contracting Ltd, who recently delivered the successful Kylna Court development in Maylands.

The ground-breaking event was held on Thursday 7 February and was attended by Councillor Margaret Griffiths, council representatives and Jarvis Contracting's CEO Mark Doyle and his construction team.

Speaking at the event, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Cllr Margaret Griffiths, said: "We are delighted to start work on another housing development to provide much-needed social housing in Dacorum."

On Tuesday 12 February a ground-breaking event will be held at the former Martindale School housing development site in Hemel Hempstead, which will provide 65 new homes, including 44 for social rent.

We own around 10,000 tenanted properties, as well as 1,800 leasehold flats and are on target to build 300 affordable new homes by 2020. We're committed to a successful building programme that will provide a legacy of homes that are attractive, useable, durable, and that will contribute to local communities and the environment.

Find out more about our new housing developments on our new council homes page.

Photo caption (from left to right):

  • Andy Moulding, Dacorum Borough Council's Employers Agent from John Lester Partnership
  • Jason Tucker - Jarvis Contracting
  • Cllr Margaret Griffiths - Dacorum Borough Council 
  • Fiona Williamson - Dacorum Borough Council
  • Jo Deacon - Dacorum Borough Council
  • Mark Doyle (CEO) Jarvis Contracting