A former Town and Country Club has been demolished to make way for 39 much needed affordable homes for the residents of Watford. The club closed following a decline in business in 2018 before being bought by Hightown Housing Association.

Hightown Housing Association’s Halsey House scheme, will bring 39 one and two bedroom apartments to Watford town centre. 23 of these homes will go to people in housing need nominated by Watford Borough Council, and the remaining 16 apartments will be offered through shared ownership for aspiring homeowners.

Located on Rosslyn Road, the development will be in the well-connected and vibrant Watford town centre, providing easy access to the newly renovated high street and extended Intu shopping centre. It will be moments away from key local sites such as Watford Colosseum and Watford Palace Theatre.

As well as having access to an attractive town centre, residents will be close to public transport, less than a mile away from Watford Junction and Watford High Street train stations, and a journey time of 15 minutes to Euston, London, making it the perfect location for the development.

The scheme includes funding from Homes England, and is one of several projects where Hightown has purchased the land directly and entered into a contract to build the homes rather than working in partnership with a house builder in a section 106 agreement.

Hightown will start construction in autumn 2019 and aims to complete the development by spring 2021.

Hightown Housing Association is one of the UK’s fastest growing housing associations after building over 1,000 homes in the last two years, with plans to build at the same rate in the next two years.

Andrew Royall, Development Director for Hightown, said:

“We’re delighted with the opportunity to transform a disused site, into high quality affordable homes for people in the local community. Building homes in such a well-connected and central location are vital for people who would otherwise be priced out of their local area.”