New apartments help bolster St Albans social housing

PUBLISHED: 12:42 14 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:42 14 February 2017

Rear view of Choristers Court.

Rear view of Choristers Court.

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St Albans council will be able to give homes to more of those on the housing register after the completion of 18 apartments in Bricket Wood.

The Mayor of the City and District of St Albans, Cllr Frances Leonard and Chair of North Hertfordshire Homes, Martin Nurse cutting the ribbon outside Choristers Court.The Mayor of the City and District of St Albans, Cllr Frances Leonard and Chair of North Hertfordshire Homes, Martin Nurse cutting the ribbon outside Choristers Court.

Choristers Court was built by North Hertfordshire Homes (NHH) in partnership with the district council, with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, February 10.

Built on the old Victoria Smith Court site, the one and two-bedroom properties are part of a scheme to redevelop sheltered housing schemes across the district, and will house families previously on the housing register.

Cllr Brian Ellis, Housing Portfolio holder at St Albans City and District Council, said: “This is a fantastic development providing modern homes that will be rented out to people on the Council’s Housing Register. Choristers Court is the sixth facility to be completed as part of our wider strategy to refurbish our outdated sheltered accommodation.”

NHH is also redeveloping garage space, previously owned by the Council, into 14 new homes at Telford Road and Cotlandswick in London Colney, which he council will nominate tenants for as well.

Group image and ribbon cutting at Choristers Court.Group image and ribbon cutting at Choristers Court.

The company’s chief executive, Gavin Cansfield, said: “Developing homes for people who are losing out in the housing system is our number one priority.

“The strong relationship we have with St Albans means we are able to provide the best solution for local people.”


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