Herts-based housing association, Hightown plans to build 30 to 40 new affordable homes on the site of Watford’s former Conservative Club.

Located on Rosslyn Road in the heart of central Watford, the development will be moments away from key local sites including Watford Colosseum, Watford Palace Theatre, Leisure Centre and Intu Shopping centre. The new homes will be ideally located for commuters - less than a mile away from Watford Junction and Watford High Street train stations.

The homes will be for affordable rent and shared ownership.

Andrew Royall, Development Director for Hightown said:

“These proposals will help us to bring vital affordable housing to Watford. The homes for shared ownership will help first-time buyers take those important first steps onto the property ladder, while our rental properties will provide high quality affordable homes for those struggling to afford private rents, with residents enjoying all the benefits of a well-connected central Watford location.”

According to figures from Zoopla, average house prices in Watford currently stand at £442,352, more than 10 times the area’s average annual salary (£35,000 per annum according to figures from Shelter).

The site was formerly the Watford Conservative Club, constructed in 1960. Hightown acquired the site in January 2018. Subject to planning permission, the plans will see the existing building demolished to make way for the new homes.