A former older people’s housing scheme has been demolished in Staple Hill to make way for new, affordable homes.
We have knocked down the 19 one-bedroom bungalows in Irving Close in order to replace them with 25 new homes. The outdated scheme will be replaced with a mixture of two and three bedroom houses and one bedroom flats for affordable rent and shared ownership. The new homes are part of our goal to develop 300 new homes every year by 2019.
Development Officer Shane Smith said: “Our aim is to provide quality, affordable homes for our customers. These bungalows were outdated and no longer fit for purpose, so we’re replacing them with modern, sustainable homes which will provide new affordable accommodation in the heart of Staple Hill.
“We’re pleased that the demolition of the old buildings has gone smoothly and are looking forward to seeing the new homes take shape.”
As well as the new homes being built at Irving Close, the development also includes the construction of five new one bedroom bungalows on the site of a former rank of garages in nearby James Road. All of the homes are due to be completed by summer 2017.