Garages will make way for new housing

Two disused garage sites are set to be given a £1.6m make-over and turned into housing.

Housing provider Wellingborough Homes has started work on a scheme to build 12 new homes across two garage sites in the town.

A total of 47 garages at Masefield Close have already been demolished to make way for five new two-bedroom homes.

A number of garages in Wordsworth Road are also set to be removed to make way for a further seven new two-bedroom homes.

Wellingborough Homes is working with G Purchase Construction Ltd to complete the work, which is due for handover in October.

Wellingborough Homes head of property services Ray Whittaker said: “We are delighted to be able to transform these garage sites into homes that are needed for the people of Wellingborough.”

Wellingborough Homes has already invested £16m in five schemes to provide 112 affordable homes at Kingfisher Close, Bronte Court, Blake Court, Ladywell Park and Knights Court.

Work also recently started on a £2.5m development of 26 flats at the site formerly occupied by the Dun Cow pub in Gold Street, and at another £5.2 million regeneration project at Diana and Sylvanus House to replace 72 one-bedroom flats at the site with 70 brand new one and two bedroom flats.