Slough homes for Slough people

Four brand new homes will be rented out to families on the housing register in the next few weeks turning a disused garage block into much needed social housing.

The four spacious two-bedroom properties have been built to a high standard to accommodate four member families.

Comprising of a large lounge diner, kitchen and toilet on the ground floor and two large bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor as well as plenty of storage space, the houses are ready to just move straight into.

Each garden, which is accessible via French windows off the lounge diner, has a lawn and a shed with a secure bike stand, as well as secure rear access.

The attractive terraced homes in Turton Way, Chalvey, also have allocated parking as well as additional off-street parking for the general public.

The homes are part of the council’s strategy to turn disused small sites across the borough, such as old garages, run down properties, and parcels of land, into attractive homes for people needing social housing.

Cllr James Swindlehurst, leader of the council, said: “This is an excellent example of making the most effective use of a small parcel of land owned by the council into much needed housing in the borough helping Slough people who urgently require it.

“All these sites were first identified in our Chalvey Regeneration Plan which set out our aim to improve the built environment within Chalvey. The disused filling station has been transformed into a residential development and new homes have been provided on the former Cross Keys site alongside these excellent new homes in Turton Way.

“With the new school and community hub soon to open and plans for the total regeneration of the former Montem Leisure Centre site soon to be submitted, residents can be assured of our commitment to continue to improve Chalvey.”

Cllr Mohammed Nazir, cabinet member for housing and community safety, said: “Four families, probably with young children, will have really good quality and secure homes to move into and hopefully be happy in. They are spacious and attractive and are a credit to the small sites project.”

The homes were built in conjunction with the council’s property development partners Slough Urban Renewal, SUR, and managed by Nikki Grewal from the council’s regeneration delivery team.

Paul Aubrey, SUR project manager, said: “This is good example of working together with the council to deliver positive outcomes for the borough’s residents.”

There has only been a small delay in the completion of the houses due to the coronavirus pandemic. The construction team were able to continue onsite throughout the spring and summer to complete the works whilst adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines.

Appropriate families will be contacted by the housing teams and given the opportunity to view the properties in the next few weeks with plans for the homes to all be filled by the end of September.