First brick laid at site for new council homes
The first brick was laid on a site that will be seven new council homes in Little Mead, Hatfield on Wednesday (13 February).
Preparation work got underway last year to transform the two former council-owned garage blocks, which both had flats above. The flats had significant maintenance issues due to the poor design and construction, and were hard to treat so the decision was made to redevelop the site as part of the council's Affordable Housing Programme.
After planning permission was granted, FSG Property Services were appointed to build four three bedroom and three two bedroom houses on the site.
Construction is due to be completed this autumn, and the houses will be available to residents on the council's housing needs register.
Councillor Nick Pace, Executive Member for Housing and Community, said:
I am delighted that work has started on another phase of our Affordable Housing Programme, and that this site will provide much needed two and three bedroom homes to local families on our housing needs register.
"The work follows the completion of seven new homes in Lilac Close, 22 flats in Lime Tree Court last year and we are also on site with 16 flats at Northdown Road. I look forward to seeing more residents benefit from our Affordable Housing Programme.
Jon Lennox, Managing Director at FSG Property Services, said:
FSG Property Services are delighted to be working in partnership with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council in delivering these 7 affordable homes and the associated infrastructure. We are determined to undertake and complete the works as efficiently as possible, whilst maintaining the high standards that we aspire to achieve on all projects.
The Affordable Housing Programme has to date delivered over 200 new homes for local people with many more in the pipeline across Welwyn Hatfield.