The Watford Riverwell team hosted two Community Open Days to showcase plans for the next phase of new homes on the land to the north of Thomas Sawyer Way. The Community Open Days were held at the Watford Riverwell Marketing Suite on Thomas Sawyer Way on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th March.
Residents were invited to view the emerging proposals for 180 new homes, including 72 affordable homes available through subsidised market rent, social rent and shared ownership. The affordable homes, comprising 40% of the total in this phase, will in the first instance be available to qualifying local people, such as key workers. The proposals also include landscaped communal gardens and a new community centre with a multi-purpose hall, breakout spaces and function rooms.
The emerging masterplan includes proposals for a new pedestrianised square with a hotel, shops, restaurant, new apartments, family homes, community centre and a two-form entry primary school.
The open days attracted interest from local residents and the Riverwell team were on hand to answer queries and discuss the proposals with visitors.
Andrew Storey, Managing Director at Kier Property Regeneration said:
“We would like to thank everyone who attended the open days and shared their thoughts on our plans for the next phase of new homes to the north of Thomas Sawyer Way.
We have designed our proposals so that they are sensitive to the local community and fit in with the existing neighbourhoods, which is why we are proposing a mixture of houses arranged in rows of brick terraced houses. The houses will have access to a new community centre and landscaped communal gardens, creating an ideal environment for family living.
It was encouraging to receive supportive feedback from local residents and we look forward to delivering an exciting new village for people to call home in Watford.”
Information from the Community Open Days is available to view at www.riverwell-regeneration.com where people can also provide their feedback on the proposals and sign up to receive project updates.
In July last year, the new marketing suite and showhome opened, launching the sales of the first new homes at Woodlands. The marketing suite is located off the main roundabout on Thomas Sawyer Way at the heart of Watford Riverwell.
For more information visit the marketing suite which is now open Thursday to Sunday, call 01923 375442 or visit www.watfordriverwell.com.