Montreaux Homes, the home counties division of Montreaux Group, has exchanged contracts for the purchase of the old Jewson’s builders’ yard on Cape Road, St Albans. The proposal for the redevelopment of the former industrial site includes the building of 37 new high-quality homes ranging from one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom townhouses. Five of the flats will also be offered as social housing, meeting the needs of the local community.

Blending brick and slate materials, the homes’ vernacular has been designed to complement the area’s existing properties. With 882 square metres of shared amenity space, the new site will meet the needs of the local population whilst fostering its own sense of community. The site’s regeneration will also include the introduction of many new trees, providing green space for residents and the local wildlife to enjoy.

James Rowntree, Managing Director of Montreaux Homes, said: 

“This is an exciting site, and we feel we can bring added value to the scheme that has been approved. With consent for 37 new homes, this is a good opportunity to turn a derelict builders’ yard into a community with open landscaped spaces in the heart of a residential area.”

Enjoying close proximity to the town centre, the scheme is set to attract buyers looking to enjoy the vibrancy of the local area. With the train station within easy reach and dedicated cycle storage proposed on site, these homes are perfectly placed to encourage sustainable travel.

Richard Rowsell, Land Director at Montreaux Homes, commented: 

“We are delighted to have secured this St Albans site. By securing land opportunities such as this one, we can transform an unused area into a successful development that will benefit the local population. As a growing company, we are proud to play a critical role in providing housing across the Southeast.”

With work on the development due to start in the autumn, and an 18 month build programme scheduled, Montreaux Homes are anticipating welcoming the first new residents to the site towards the end of 2023.