New Affordable Homes Open in Grounds of Friends’ School

A striking development of 19 new, affordable homes has opened in the former grounds of the Quaker Friends’ School, Saffron Walden.

Friends school
The homes have been built in partnership with Hastoe Housing Association and contractor Hill Partnership and are part of a Hill Residential scheme, The Avenue, which was awarded a prestigious 'Housing Design Award' in 2011.

Local residents and dignitaries, including Sir Alan Haselhurst MP for Saffron Walden, Councillor Christina Cant, Chairman of Uttlesford District Council, and Sue Chalkley, Chief Executive of Hastoe Housing Association joined Hill to celebrate the completion of the new homes.

The tenure-blind scheme, designed by leading architects Pollard Thomas Edwards, comprises one and two bedroom apartments and three bedroom houses, 13 of which have been let and six sold, through shared ownership, to local people. The new properties have been expertly designed to ensure that the development will represent a truly mixed tenure community, providing homes to a wide variety of local people.

Nick Parkinson, Design Director at Hill, comments:
“This scheme is providing much needed high quality affordable housing for the community of Saffron Walden. The prestige of the location, the leafy surroundings and the impressive design of the homes create a unique offering to local residents."

John Lefever, Regional Head of Development of Hastoe Housing Association added:
"Hastoe is delighted with the homes Hill Partnership built; they help us to address Uttlesford’s housing need. We are always keen to work in partnership and this scheme is a good example of such working.”  



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