Developments  |  3 December 2020

Twelve brand new homes will soon be rented out to families on the housing register after the council redeveloped a large working man’s club into much needed social housing.

The spacious three-bedroomed properties have been built to a high standard to accommodate six member families.

Four properties comprise of two storey homes in a cul-de-sac with private gardens and parking, and the other eight homes are three-storey town houses with parking for two cars.

The stylish properties have been built on land where the large Britwell Ex Servicemen’s club stood in Wentworth Avenue, Britwell.

As part of the new development a modern club has been built with floor to ceiling doors which open out into a large garden. A kitchen, beer cellar, office and toilets have been included for the patrons of the new club house.

The homes are ready to move in to and so will now be matched with people on the housing register.

The town houses comprise of a large kitchen diner with patio doors leading to the garden, a toilet, and an office or play room on the ground floor. On the first floor is a living area, bedroom and family bathroom and another two bedrooms and bathroom are on the top floor.

All 12 new homes each has a spacious garden, a shed with a floor mounted bike locks for extra security and plenty of storage.

The homes are part of the council’s strategy to turn disused and 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: “These beautiful homes will not only provide families with much needed accommodation but they are well built and have a really lovely, green outlook.”

Cllr Mohammed Nazir, cabinet member for housing and community safety, said: “These are well appointed homes which will serve families now and in the future.”

The homes were delivered as part of a fourth phase of building by partners Slough Urban Renewal, SUR, the property partnership between the council and Morgan Sindall. The new homes have been built by Stepnell Limited 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. SUR is delighted to have been able to deliver over 90 new homes in the last three years across the small sites portfolio.”

Qualifying families will be contacted by the housing team and given the opportunity to view the properties in the next few weeks.