Osborne build affordable homes in the heart of Crawley

Osborne has begun work on Brunel Hall, a housing project which consists of building 22 sustainable residential units in central Crawley.

The six storey development will include 10 x 1 bed flats and 12 x 2 bed flats and the design ensures the project will be sustainable meeting Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 standard. The flats will be managed by Crawley Borough Council and will all be rented out at affordable rents.

Gareth Handley, Osborne Contracts Manager, said: “This is a positive project and a great opportunity for both Osborne and Crawley Borough Council which will create new, sustainable homes in the centre of Crawley.”

Councillor Richard Burrett, Cabinet member for Housing at Crawley Borough Council, said: “This is an important scheme for the council as it is part of our affordable housing programme and is part-funded by the Homes and Communities Agency. It will provide high quality affordable housing in a very sustainable location within the town centre.”

Osborne produced the design and gained planning consent earlier this year. In addition to the main construction, Osborne will be creating a communal garden and carrying out localised work to roads around the residential units to improve the environmental and visual aspect of these new homes.

The scheme is valued at £2.9 million and is due to complete in spring 2015.