New council homes
We're working hard to build new affordable homes in Dacorum. A strategy to build at least 300 new homes between 2013 and 2020 was launched in November 2013 and we are on track to deliver this.
Kylna Court, Maylands
This site is former industrial land in Maylands Avenue, Hemel Hempstead. The project is now complete, delivering 79 homes for social rent - 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 nearby.
The original concept was to provide comfortable, practical housing combined with quality and affordability. The design also includes roof gardens for residents' use. We took the decision to exceed the current fire regulation requirements for this type of building and installed a full sprinkler system. This protects not only the individual apartments but also the communal areas, bin store and cycle store within the block. The business centre also has its own separate sprinkler system.
Kylna Court's external facades are constructed of non-combustible materials. The building also features two lifts, one of which is constructed as an approved firefighting lift, allowing its use by fire and rescue services in an emergency.
You can see more of Kylna Court in this video on YouTube.
Corn Mill Court, Berkhamsted
This development in Swing Gate Lane, Berkhamsted, will consist of six one-bedroom and three two-bedroom flats. In addition, there are buildings to one side of the site, which will be retained and converted into housing.
The development is due for completion in 2019.
Former Martindale School site, Hemel Hempstead
The site of this former primary school in Boxted Road will provide around 65 new homes. We're hoping to build a total of 19 one- and two-bedroom flats for social rent, plus 47 two-and three-bedroom houses for a mix of social rent and market sale.
We have appointed Bugler Group as the contractors for this development and they will start the main construction of this development early in 2019.
Stationers Place, Apsley
This project will consist of 29 one-and two-bedroom flats for social rent. The development is next to the old Apsley Paper Mill buildings and the canal.
Jarvis Contracting Ltd has been appointed as the main contractor on this project and they will start building on this site in early 2019.
Northend and Westerdale, Hemel Hempstead
Northend and Westerdale are two former council garage sites that are to be redeveloped in tandem to provide 12 flats to support our residents in need of temporary accommodation. There will be 10 two-bedroom and two one-bedroom flats.
Completion of this project is expected in autumn 2019.
St Margarets Way, Hemel Hempstead
We’re planning to build new social housing at St Margarets Way in Leverstock Green. We've recently appointed Stephen Taylor Architects to develop plans for the site. The views of local residents will help us to shape the proposals, and we will submit a planning application in 2019.
For more information, please see our Concept design information (PDF 2MB).
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.