New Homes from Dacorum Borough Council

Dacorum Borough Council are working hard to build new affordable homes in the borough. In October 2012, councillors gave the go-ahead to build the first new council homes in the borough for 25 years.

Several new developments have already been completed, including homes for social rent in Berkhamsted, Tring and Hemel Hempstead, as well as a 41-bedroom state-of-the-art homeless hostel at The Elms, Redbourn Road, Hemel Hempstead. All these properties are designed to high standards and constructed in an eco-friendly way to reduce energy bills for future tenants, and Dacorum Borough Council are proud to be a member of the Association for Environment Conscious Building.

Work is currently underway on Wood House, on a former industrial site on Maylands Avenue, Hemel Hempstead.

This will consist of 79 one- and two-bedroom flats for social rent and shared ownership. The ground floor will also  provide additional business offices to the Maylands Business Centre.

Jarvis Contracting Ltd, the main builder, has begun work on site, and are currently constructing the foundations, which consist of 321 deep piles, and will then construct the concrete frame and floors on these foundations.

The project is expected to last around 16 months, with handover due in autumn 2018.

Dacorum Borough Council plan to build at least 300 more homes in the borough by 2020.

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