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Garage Redevelopment Scheme Gets Underway

Work is getting underway on an ambitious homebuilding programme that will see a number of garage sites across Waltham Forest transformed into modern, affordable housing.

Waltham Forest Council is working in partnership with Keepmoat Regeneration on the project that will see 15 garage sites on estates across the borough redeveloped into a number of houses and flats.

Councillor Khevyn Limbajee, Cabinet Member for Housing said: “We have an ambitious programme to build hundreds more homes in the borough, in order to cope with demand and address the lack of good-sized, affordable housing.

“A significant number of these new homes will be built on Council owned land, and we’ve embarked on a really progressive scheme by looking at all of the garage sites we own. I’m pleased to be working in partnership with Keepmoat Regeneration on this project, and look forward to seeing these sites being transformed into high quality homes for local people.”

Jason Seymour, New Build Director at Keepmoat’s Southern Division said: “This project will bring a range of exciting, high quality houses and flats to Waltham Forest. Working across 15 different sites in the area means we are providing meaningful regeneration to the borough and much-needed, new housing for local people.

“We aim to leave a lasting legacy in Waltham Forest through various community engagement and impact initiatives, providing employment and training opportunities for local people. We are excited to be working with both Waltham Forest council and the community for the duration of the project and beyond”

Pre-construction work is due to start shortly on a number of sites, including Rosslyn Road in Walthamstow where 13 garages will be replaced with two new two-bedroom homes with gardens, which will be available to rent. The scheme will provide 49 new homes in total and is due to be completed in March 2017.

All of the homes in the programme will be built to high sustainability standards incorporating solar panels, condensing gas boilers and well insulated walls and roofs, which will help to keep energy bills as low as possible.

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