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Construction underway to create new family housing and creative hub

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The new housing scheme, called Gladstone Mews, will provide eleven new affordable family houses for local people to buy and a new creative hub to help nurture small businesses in the creative sector as well as being used for training and educational use.

The housing scheme in Gladstone Road consists of eleven family homes with gardens, including an accessible bungalow as well as a communal orchard and allotments for the residents of the development to use to grow fruit and vegetables.

The listed part of the former school building on the site have been retained and is currently being restored providing a creative hub to help small local businesses in the creative sector as well as providing space for meetings and training.

Councillor Jane Kelly, Cabinet Member for Partnerships and Regeneration, said: “It’s great to see the progress being made to transform the site into much needed housing for the benefit of the community as well as providing a new creative hub to help small businesses grow and flourish.

“Providing more good quality housing in Boscombe is a high priority for this Council and it will help to redress the balance of the over-supply of private sector rented homes and encourage more people to own their own home in Boscombe.”

Debbie Clifton, Bournemouth 2026 Development Manager, said:  ”We are looking forward to making the Gladstone Mews properties available for purchase to local people at affordable prices. The houses and bungalow will be available to people who would not be able to afford to buy a similar home on the open market. The low energy use and opportunities to grow their own fruit and vegetables will help to make living costs more affordable. Boscombe residents will have the first opportunity to purchase these homes.”

The creative hub is due to be complete by April 2014 and the housing in summer 2014. Once complete, the ownership of the site will then transfer to Bournemouth 2026 Trust in their capacity as a Community Land Trust.

Sales information for potential buyers will be available shortly, residents who would like to find out more or register an interest can email: trust@bournemouth2026.org.uk

 

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