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Affordable housing project meets key construction milestone

William Muge July 2020

One of the largest affordable housing projects in Dover has reached a key milestone with “topping out” of the main buildings despite the challenge of coronavirus. 

The £12.5m redevelopment of the William Muge and Snelgrove sites on Harold Street in Dover includes 24 apartments for social rent, comprising of 18 two-bedroom apartments, and six one-bedroom apartments.

Following a brief spell when construction was halted during the lockdown in order to ensure enhanced safety measures were in place, local contractors Jenner are now well underway on the interior fit-out.  Completion is expected in 2021.  

Martin Sandall, Managing Director of Jenner commented: “It is a pleasure to be working with Dover District Council once again to deliver essential housing for local people. 

“We remain unwavering in our commitment to deliver in a manner that ensures safety and quality.  Consideration for the communities we serve would never be compromised in order to make up for lost time, so it is incredibly encouraging to see such tremendous progress being made amidst the challenges of recent circumstance, thanks to the excellent relations fostered between Jenner and DDC.”

In total, the development provides 65 new homes, including a further 29 shared ownership apartments and 12 town houses, which each contain a purpose built work/live space ideal for remote working.

Cllr Derek Murphy, DDC's Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “This mixed tenure development is the largest house building project undertaken directly by the Council and a key part of our strategy to invest in new affordable housing in the district.”

Posted on 09 July 2020


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