New affordable homes in the heart of Hemel Hempstead

New affordable homes in the heart of Hemel Hempstead
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We are pleased to announce the completion of Page House, one of six former garage sites in the Borough of Dacorum that are being repurposed into much-needed affordable homes. 

The development programme aims to improve accessibility to modern, energy-efficient housing for those unable to afford to rent or buy a home on the open market. Page House was built using innovative off-site timber frame construction techniques, which help to reduce the environmental impact of the new homes. All new homes will be built quickly and efficiently using more sustainable materials and will be more energy-efficient, helping residents save money on their energy bills.

Page House, on the corner of Cupid Green Lane and Yeomans Ride, is now home to two new 2-bedroom maisonettes with off-street parking, external storage for residents and a shared garden space. To celebrate its completion, Councillor & Portfolio Holder for Housing, Margaret Griffiths, met with Tina Barnard, Chief Executive of Watford Community Housing, along with Andy Bugler, CEO of the project’s main contractor Bugler Group Ltd, and Simon Horn, Technical Development Manager of Stewart Milne Timber Systems.

They met with resident Nicoleta to wish her the best in her new home. She said, “I’m very grateful for this beautiful home which offers me a new start in this period of my life.”

Speaking at the event, Tina Barnard said: “It’s lovely to see Nicoleta and Zayn so happy in their new home. This is a perfect example of how the regeneration of these older, unused sites can create first-class properties that the local community can be proud of. We are continuing to work on other sites across the Hemel Hempstead area and we’re looking forward to welcoming more local residents to their new homes over the months ahead.” 

With four 2-bedroom houses on Rucklers Lane and two 2-bedroom flats on Cupid Green Lane already occupied, Watford Community Housing aims to complete the four remaining sites by December 2022, delivering 29 new homes for affordable rent.