New council housing delivered at Helyar Road

Posted on Wednesday 14 August 2019

Two new three-bedroom family homes have been delivered in Bournemouth by BCP Council.

The houses both feature rear gardens and parking for two cars making them ideal for families and helping to satisfy local housing need from the housing register. Two families from the Council’s Housing Register have successfully bid on Dorset Home Choice and been allocated the properties as new homes.

The homes took 40 weeks to build with the work being done by BCP Council’s internal Construction Works Team. The design of the properties is sympathetic to the existing housing and includes environmental efficiency measures such as:

  • enhanced insulation
  • triple glazing
  • heat recovery units on the gas heating systems

The development has achieved the highest-level Gold Award in the ‘Secured by Design’ (SBD) scheme – a national police initiative which focuses on improving the security of landscaping and building developments.

Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Housing, Kieron Wilson, said: “This is a fantastic example of the Council’s commitment to providing more affordable housing across the BCP Council area, especially with family homes. This new development is part of our ambition to develop around 250 council homes in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. It is great to see that is has been awarded with such a high standard and I hope that both families are very happy in their new homes.”