Groundbreaking work starts to build first council houses in Stevenage since 1980s

The work started on Monday.

The work started on Monday. - Credit: Archant

Work to build the first new council homes in Stevenage since the 1980s got under way on Monday.

Stevenage Borough Council is building 13 new homes and 17 new apartments in Archer Road to help address the town’s housing shortage.

Councillor Ann Webb, who is responsible for housing at the borough council, officially started the groundbreaking work.

The Pin Green Community Centre is being demolished to make room for the homes and being replaced with a new centre in Hampson Park. The development will also include two new shops.

You may also want to watch:

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter