Here are some of the current properties that we are working on at this current time
This was occupied from March 2019. This has been transferred into KGE. These units are let at affordable rent and the rentals set by Council result in a loss-making position for the Company. However, the savings generated to the Council’s general fund far outweigh the losses incurred by KGE from the lower rent, so the Company has agreed to take on the property. This illustrates the importance of the Company having strong, independent representation at Board level to ensure that such decisions are always robustly debated before any transfer takes place.
Spelthorne Borough Council completed the development of three new two-bedroom homes in Sunbury in October 2018.
Built on the site of the former derelict Churchill Hall in Sunbury-on-Thames, the Council developed the properties to provide private rented accommodation for local residents. The homes are energy efficient and built to a high spec with car parking and gardens.
Income generated by Spelthorne’s commercial property investments has helped fund the project.
Cllr Mark Francis, Spelthorne’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “This is a very exciting initiative. I’m extremely pleased with what we’ve achieved and hope the tenants are very happy in their new homes. Spelthorne Council is committed to increasing the availability of good quality affordable housing in the Borough and look forward to delivering more schemes like this in the near future.”
One of the new tenants, Ms Katie Bagley, said: “We were really pleased when we had a look around our new home. We’ve been waiting for a very long time so it’s very exciting to be given this opportunity as it really is a lovely place.”
We are delighted to announce that 24 apartments at Benwell House have had occupants move in to their new homes.
On 24 May, the Mayor of Spelthorne cut the ribbon to formally declare the property open to residents.
Planning permission is currently being sought for phase two of the project which will comprise a further 39 units, of which 20 are planned to be let at affordable rents.
The scheme has been designed with sustainability in mind and includes electric vehicle charging points, LED lighting, whole house ventilation and efficient underfloor heating systems. Solar panels have also been installed which can generate 10% of the energy needed for the development.
Benwell House has been designed to be sympathetic and respectful to the existing setting (the scheme is a part renovation of an office to residential use with additional floor levels) and residents will benefit from a generous level of natural light surround by a landscape dominated by mature trees. Situated within two acres of land, residents will be able to benefit from private parking, external landscaping and access to communal space with shared kitchen, concierge desk and flexi studio.
In keeping with its residential location, the scheme will provide new studio, one and two-bedroom accommodation. Each apartment benefits from underfloor heating and high-quality fitted kitchen appliances. Respecting the existing building, a hierarchy of materials have been used, harmonising the old with the new, reflecting the scale and proportion of the neighbouring developments whilst bringing the building into the modern era.