New family homes ready to welcome council tenants in Bournemouth


Three new modern family homes have been developed by BCP Council’s housing delivery team at a former garage site in Barrow Drive, Strouden Park, Bournemouth and will soon be ready to welcome families.

BCP Council’s inhouse construction team built the new homes, which was previously the site of 21 garages. The three good sized new council homes all have two bedrooms, gardens and parking spaces. They incorporate sustainable features to help reduce utility costs. These include increased thermal efficiency, solar panels, a sun pipe to enhance natural daylight and triple glazing.

Building and development works are due to be completed on the 1 March 2021 and the houses will then become home to three families who are currently waiting on the Council housing register.

Councillor Robert Lawton, BCP Council’s Portfolio holder for homes said:

“Thank you to our teams across BCP Council who have worked hard to get this project completed in order to provide these three comfortable and efficient new Council houses.

“We hope the three families who will soon be moving in will be very happy in their new homes.”

As part of BCP Council’s vision for the future, we are aiming to deliver more than 15,000 new homes for people of all incomes – both through our own civic investment and by supporting and enabling developers to build homes, with a sustainable mix of affordable and high-end apartments and houses.


Posted on Thursday 25 February 2021