New council homes
We are continuing to deliver new council homes for social rent in the borough. A strategy to build at least 300 new homes between 2013 and 2020 was launched in November 2013 and we have now delivered our 300th home.
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 winter 2020.
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.
Planning permission has been granted for this site in Kings Langley, which will comprise seven two-bedroom houses, including one wheelchair accessible property, and three three-bedroom houses. We are going through the process of appointing a main contractor and work is expected to start on site early in 2021.
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. The site is currently going through the planning process and, if successful, should be complete in the next two to three years.
Old School 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. They consists of 19 one-and two-bedroom flats for social rent and 44 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.