There is a significant shortage of affordable housing in Herts, Beds and Bucks and one of our main aims is to build more homes to meet housing need and demand.  Hightown has over 1,000 homes in build or in the development pipeline. Our new housing comes from two sources:

  • schemes built on land acquired by Hightown
  • schemes built by private house builders where there is a planning requirement for some of the homes to be affordable.

Beaufort House

Hightown’s new development, Elmshall Place (previously known as ‘Beaufort House’), brings 58 new affordable homes for rent to central St Albans.
34 - 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for affordable rent
24 - 1 and 2 bedroom apartments via the 'Rent for less' scheme (a.k.a. Intermediate Rent).

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St Claire's

Refurbishment of a former registered care home brought much-needed emergency accommodation for up to 10 people facing homelessness.

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Maylands Plaza

Hightown’s flagship development on Maylands Avenue, Hemel Hempstead. This site delivered 130 new homes and a new community hub, bringing new life to the area.

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Fletcher Way

New build development of 8 supported living flats. Specialist build for service users with severe physical and learning disabilities.

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Viking House

Viking House in Hemel Hempstead will be built on the site of a disused office block - bringing 87 new homes for affordable and intermediate rent to the area.

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