With excellent transport links and areas of outstanding natural beauty, Hemel Hempstead is one of the most desirable places to live in the South East of England. In order for people to continue to be given an opportunity to live here, Dacorum Borough Council has given very high priority to increasing the supply of affordable homes, with a new strategy to build at least 300 new homes between 2013 and 2020.
Dacorum Borough Council has already completed several new developments, including homes for social rent in Berkhamsted, Tring and Hemel Hempstead. Kylna Court is expected to be complete in late autumn 2018 providing 79 one and two-bedroom flats for social rent. The ground floor will provide additional business offices to the Maylands Business Centre.
All residents have now moved into Maylands Plaza, Hightown Housing’s flagship development in Hemel Hempstead, providing much needed affordable housing. Located on Maylands Avenue in Hemel Hempstead, the development consists of two modern buildings providing 130 one and two-bedroom flats. 53 of the properties will be for intermediate rent, a scheme for aspiring homeowners saving up a deposit, while the remainder of the flats will be for affordable rent for local people on the Dacorum Borough Council waiting list.
As well as providing new homes, the scheme is expected to transform the local area, creating a new business hub for local companies. A total of 10 shops and an open new public square sit alongside the housing.
“Kylna Court is our largest development so far, bringing 79 much-needed new homes as well as business units. We are pleased to be meeting our aims to make best use of previously developed land. The innovative modern design will stand as a landmark at this corner location, bringing character to a key site in the Maylands Business Park.”