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From Derelict Industrial Site to 21 New Affordable Homes

From Derelict Industrial Site to 21 New Affordable Homes

The Transformation

In partnership with Taylor French and other key partners, Aldwyck Housing Group has transformed an abandoned industrial site into a community of 21 two and three bedroom affordable homes.

Located near Bedford Hospital, the site is a regeneration of an old lorry yard which previously had various issues including squatters, drug problems and fly tipping.

The development includes seven homes for shared ownership and 14 for affordable rent. It has a great community feel with a central green and ample parking spaces with two for every house and a further seven visitor spaces. We are pleased to report that all seven shared ownership homes have been sold.

The new homes on the development also include the design detail of false Victorian chimneys so they are in keeping with the style of Victorian terrace houses in surrounding streets.

Before the transofrmation of Derwent Place

Creating New Communities

There’s been very positive feedback from the local community who say it’s made the area more pleasant for those in the neighbouring streets to look out on, and made the area a safer place to live.

Vanessa Dockerill, Aldwyck’s Executive Director of Development, said:

"The site at Derwent Place, completed this month, was presented to Aldwyck as a development opportunity by one of its key development partners, Taylor French. The transformation is an excellent example of how the two organisations work collaboratively to deliver high quality homes. Having seen the site at the outset and the challenges faced, it’s fantastic to see what a positive impact the development has had on the wider community."

Derwent Place row of houses

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