New council homes
We are continuing to deliver new council homes for social rent in the borough and have now delivered our 300th home. We are currently working to towards our next wave of Council homes. See below for details of those currently being developed and recently completed.
Developments in progress
Westdene, Bingham Mews, Gaddesden Row
This small development consists of three two-bedroom council homes for social rent in the rural area of Gaddesden Row. The site is designed to complement the adjacent housing association site, bringing much-needed social homes for local residents. This site is due for completion in January 2021.
Planned developments 2020-2023
Eastwick Row, Adeyfield, Hemel Hempstead
Planning permission has been obtained for 36 new homes to be let as social housing. The scheme will comprise 34 flats in a new block and two three-bedroom houses. The area surrounding the existing blocks will be redesigned to provide more parking spaces as well as creating well-lit paths. We are going through the process of appointing a main contractor with work expected to start in spring 2021.
Work has started on this development of 10 two-bedroom and three-bedroom homes, including a fully compliant wheelchair house, all for social rent in Kings Langley.
Project managed by our team, the homes back onto open fields and are designed to complement the neighbouring existing properties to the side. They are also energy efficient, these highly-insulated homes come with photovoltaic panels and increased insulation to the fabric above the current building regulation requirements. In addition, each home will have an external 32-amp power supply to the front or side of the house to allow the connection of up to 7kw wall chargers for an electric vehicle.
Bugler Developments Ltd have been appointed as the main contractor and the homes should be ready for letting in the summer of 2022.
We have acquired a large piece of land at Paradise Fields, St Albans Road, Hemel Hempstead from Homes England. The Paradise Fields development will accommodate new apartments, comprising 58 units, a mix of one and two-bed accommodation, communal parking and landscaped garden facilities. An application for planning permission has been submitted. If successful, the development is due for completion during 2023.
School End Crescent and Old School House, Boxted Road, Hemel Hempstead (completed October 2020)
The site of this former primary school in Boxted Road has provided 65 new homes. It consists of 19 one-and two-bedroom flats for social rent and 46 two-and three-bedroom houses for a mix of social rent and market sale.
Bugler Group were the main contractor and all of our new social housing residents have now moved in.
Magenta Court, London Road, Apsley (completed September 2020)
This multi-award-nominated canalside project comprises 29 one-and two-bedroom flats, all for social rent. The development is next to the old Apsley Paper Mill buildings and the Grand Union Canal.
Jarvis Contracting Ltd were appointed as the main contractor and all of our new residents have now moved in.
Williams House, Northend and Howe Grove House, Westerdale, Hemel Hempstead (completed summer 2020)
Northend and Westerdale are two former council garage sites and they have provided us with 12 flats to support our residents in need of temporary accommodation. There are 10 two-bedroom and two one-bedroom flats.
FSG were appointed as the main contractor for both sites.
Kylna Court, Maylands (completed January 2019)
This site is former industrial land in Maylands Avenue, Hemel Hempstead. The project for 79 new council homes for social rent was completed in January 2019 and we are pleased that all residents have now settled into their new homes. There are 42 one-bedroom and 37 two-bedroom flats, as well as eight business units and a reception area on the ground floor. This new Kylna Business Centre supplements and supports the successful Maylands Business Centre.
You can see more of Kylna Court in this video on YouTube.
Corn Mill Court, Berkhamsted (completed September 2019)
In September 2019, tenants moved into their new homes at Swing Gate Lane, Berkhamsted. The attractive, town centre development consists of nine one-and two-bedroom flats and three two-and three-bedroom houses for social rent.
We're working on some exciting new schemes that are currently in the pre-planning stage. Information about these will be published on our future development page when it becomes available.