Brentwood Council converting derelict Edwardian house into affordable apartments in Warley

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A derelict Edwardian property in Crescent Road, Warley, is set to be turned into two affordable two-bedroom apartments with carbon reducing features by Brentwood Borough Council.

The project forms part of the council’s Small Sites Affordable Homes Programme which is focused on providing affordable homes for local residents by making best use of underused council sites and assets. Overall, the scheme will provide 200 new homes on brownfield sites in the next few years.

Cllr Maria Pearson, chair of the Environment, Enforcement and Housing Committee said “We are committed to building quality council homes that are affordable for local people. Bringing empty homes back into use where we can, is also a priority for us.

“The property in Crescent Road needs adaptation and modernisation but we also want to retain the existing character of the building. As part of the conversion, mechanical and electrical installations will be replaced, together with new kitchens and bathrooms. All new appliances and heating systems are designed to target carbon reduction and the new apartments will adopt renewable energy.

“Providing much needed council homes and reducing our environmental impact is at the heart of our Small Sites Affordable Homes Programme.”

The conversion in Crescent Road is expected to be completed this summer.

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