Havebury Housing Partnership shared ownership flats in Bury St Edmunds reach key stage in construction
Work is progressing on providing 36 affordable apartments on the site of the former Lucky Break snooker hall in Bury St Edmunds.
Some 30 to 40 people are currently working on a range of construction from groundwork and bricklaying, to carpentry and roofing at the £4million project by Havebury Housing Partnership.
This will provide 28 shared ownership apartments and eight rented properties with the one and two bedroom flats built round a central courtyard.
The project due to be completed this summer is part funded by Homes England.
The former building that were occupied by the Old Maltings and Lucky Break have been converted into flats and a new three and four storey building has been constructed. This has a stepped down design to reflect the contours of the land.
The site, which sits behind The Beerhouse between Tayfen Road and Station Hill, will also have parking for 18 cars and each home will have two cycle spaces.
Elliott Bragg, Havebury senior project manager, visited the scheme to review progress and said: “It’s great to see how work has advanced over the past few months and exciting to think that it won’t be long now before residents will be able to move into their new homes.
“The plan has been well thought through and has made the most of the space available by converting the two older buildings.”
Pedestrian access will be from both Tayfen Road and Station Hill with vehicle access from Station Hill only.
Rees Pryer, in Kempson Way is the architect and Morrish & Partners in Whiting Street the civil engineering and structural designers.
Shared ownership properties will be available on the open market through Bychoice Estate Agents.