Work begins on transforming warehouse into yet more affordable housing

Demolition of Wood House on Wood Lane End begins
Demolition of Wood House on Wood Lane End begins
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A former warehouse and office block is due to make way for even more affordable housing in Hemel Hempstead.

Earlier this week, Hightown Praetorian and Churches housing association announced it would be converting the Stephyns Chamber building above Bank Court in the town centre into 37 one and two-bedroom flats.

Today, Dacorum Borough Council revealed it has started work to transform the Wood House site in Wood Lane End into new council homes.

Diggers have already moved in to level the old disused warehouse and prepare the area for the build.

The council’s cabinet member for housing Margaret Griffiths said: “This is yet more good news for prospective tenants in Hemel Hempstead.

“The Wood Lane site is part of a second wave of developments planned in Dacorum as part of our ambitious £50 million programme to build 300 new homes by 2020.

“We want to make sure our borough has enough good quality affordable housing, now and for the future. We’re also working with other housing organisations to maximise the supply of affordable housing in the borough .”

For more information on Dacorum Borough Council’s new homes programme visit the website