Derelict builders’ merchant yard becomes new homes

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The listed buildings on a derelict builders’ yard have become the latest affordable homes in the middle of Mildenhall.

The first tenants are now moving into new homes at the former builders’ merchants in Mill Street after a £2 million revamp by Havebury Housing Partnership.

The original street frontage is a grade two listed Victorian building but the buildings behind that date back to the 17th century.

The work on the buildings has been done using traditional methods to try to preserve their character.

But Scott Bailey, Havebury’s head of development, said: “We have been able to transform a derelict site into stylish and attractive homes and rejuvenate the street.”

The development, designed by Rees Pryer Architects and built by SEH French, provides three one-bedroom, seven two-bedroom and two three-bedroom homes.

Rona Burt, Forest Heath’s cabinet member for housing, said: “It is one of our priorities to increase the availability of affordable housing and, as such, we welcome this fantastic new development.”