DEVEREUX HOUSE OPENS TO LOCAL RESIDENTS
Previously a car park, Devereux House now comprises of 23 general needs apartments offering a mixture of one and two bed accommodation.
All of the apartments include fully fitted kitchens and bathrooms, gas central heating and double glazed windows, many with balcony views over the City.
Local building contractor Speller Metcalfe won the £1.46m development contract through Marches Housing Association following a competitive tender process.
Matt Brown, Living Division Manager for the construction firm talked about how the site was an important milestone for the local community: “There is still a high demand for more affordable housing, not just in Herefordshire but across the UK, and it is fantastic to see local people embracing these changes.
“We understand that urban developments can often be viewed as a hindrance to local residents, but we have worked hard with Marches Housing Association to make the experience a positive one.”
Amanda Newman, Business Development Officer at Marches Housing Association said: “I am very proud of this scheme as it will provide 23 new homes for residents of Hereford who are in housing need.
This small and difficult site has been developed into a very attractive place to live and this was only made possible by the skill, determination and innovation of the project team members who worked tirelessly to ensure that the project got off the ground.
I am delighted with the finished apartments and feel sure that our new residents will be too. The properties are in the heart of the city with work and leisure opportunities on the door step and no transport required!”
Residents will begin moving in from 23rd August 2013.