Affordable Housing to be Built on Old Bus Depot Site
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013
The former bus depot in Richmond is to be demolished to make way for an affordable housing scheme for local people.
Work will start in the next few weeks to demolish the dilapidated building next to The Station to build 24 high quality apartments.
Broadacres Housing Association plan to create 20 two-bedroom and four one-bedroom, energy efficient apartments with parking and access to an outdoor communal area. The apartments should be finished by the summer of 2014 and will be allocated to local people in housing need.
The cost of the development is £2.9m, of which £792,000 is coming from the Homes and Communities Agency, the national housing and regeneration agency for England.
One of the residents of the cottages behind the bus depot, Sue Holden said: "It's good that something is finally happening, the building has been steadily getting worse over the years and I'm pleased that local company Broadacres will be building affordable housing on the site."