With building work nearing completion, the new development at Shenley Green represents the final phase in the regeneration of Shenley, which began in 2006. At a cost of £2.2 million the development comprises 19 properties – including bungalows and two and three-storey flats with a courtyard – and offers affordable housing to older people.
Committed to enhancing communities, the Trust has provided a new home for community-based groups and activities at Shenley Court Hall, in Green Meadow Road, only a stone’s throw from the former centre.
Now playing a much wider role, the facility continues to serve the local community with youth, elderly, slimming and fitness groups, education, lunch clubs, sequence and tap-dancing classes and even a chess group for people with disabilities.
Delighted to mark this latest Shenley milestone, BVT Chief Executive, Peter Roach, added;
“We are very pleased to be working with Thomas Vale to provide good quality affordable homes for rent in the area – at a time when there is desperate shortage of supply”
“I am confident that this final piece of the Shenley regeneration jigsaw will make an important contribution to the success of the local community.”
When complete, the new housing scheme will become a focal point for Shenley Green, enhancing the surrounding area for all.
It is planned that the first residents will move in from January.