Work under way on new homes at vacant town centre site
- Credit: Mick Howes
Work to transform a vacant town centre site with new homes is under way.
Demolition has started at the "prominent new build scheme" that will see more than 30 affordable homes built on a brownfield site in Lowestoft, which had previously been used by a tool hire centre business.
In March Orwell Housing Association "secured the purchase of land in Lowestoft" for the development of 31 new, affordable rented flats.
Work is now under way as part of the scheme centring around “the demolition of existing commercial buildings and the construction of a residential development of 31, one bedroom flats over three/four storeys with undercroft parking and associated works” at the former JD Power/Lowestoft Tool Hire centre site on Alexandra Road in Lowestoft.
With the former site for Lowestoft Tool Hire to "now be completely redeveloped," according to Orwell Housing Association, Wellington Construction Ltd were appointed by Orwell as their construction partner.