Montreaux Homes, the home counties division of Montreaux Group, has exchanged contracts for the purchase of the old Jewson’s builders’ yard on Cape Road, St Albans.
The proposal for the redevelopment of the former industrial site includes the building of 37 new homes ranging from one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom townhouses, with five flats allocated for social housing.
The site’s regeneration will also include the introduction of many new trees, providing green space for residents and the local wildlife to enjoy.
James Rowntree, managing director of Montreaux Homes, said: “This is an exciting site, and we feel we can bring added value to the scheme that has been approved. With consent for 37 new homes, this is a good opportunity to turn a derelict builders’ yard into a community with open landscaped spaces in the heart of a residential area.”
Richard Rowsell, land director at Montreaux Homes, said: “We are delighted to have secured this St Albans site. By securing land opportunities such as this one, we can transform an unused area into a successful development that will benefit the local population. As a growing company, we are proud to play a critical role in providing housing across the Southeast.”
With work on the development due to start in the autumn and an 18-month build programme scheduled, Montreaux Homes are anticipating welcoming the first new residents to the site at the end of 2023.
Image source: Montreaux Homes
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Very interesting take on this from the company, really interested to know what the benefit to the local community will be apart from months of massive lorries down narrow local roads and when finished lots of cars competing for the few currently available spaces. Can’t wait.