Hillingdon affordable housing programme progresses

Hillingdon Council’s building programme to deliver more affordable rented housing in the borough is continuing to take shape.

The project to build more homes has been awarded £8 million by central government, which will be used for 97 units of housing across Hayes, West Drayton and Yeading. Work has already started, with the sites being cleared for the construction of new houses in July and all homes due to be completed by March next year.

The programme aims to improve the local environment with sites selected for development being disused, underused or subject to problems such as anti-social behaviour. The sites were identified in conjunction with Hillingdon Homes.

The Council says the new homes will reach high standards of sustainability, with a bungalow in West Drayton being constructed using hempcrecte, an alternative to concrete that provides improved insulation and is stronger, lighter and more durable. The new buildings are being built to level four and five of the code for sustainable homes.

In addition to this project, Triscott House in Hayes is also being developed as part of a new extra care scheme for older people. The project will involve the demolition of the existing sheltered housing and the construction on 47 new flats.

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