First tenants move into Admiral Beatty House

First tenants move into Admiral Beatty House

First tenants move into Admiral Beatty House

 Published: 20-Jul-2021

The first tenants have moved into our latest development of council-owned homes at Admiral Beatty House on Whitehill Road, Gravesend.

Cllr Jenny Wallace, the council’s Cabinet Member for Housing Services, handed over the keys to the first tenants to move in on Monday 19 July.

The development is made up of 12 one bedroom and 12 two bedroom apartments, all with a terrace or balcony. There is also a cycle store, infrastructure in place for electric vehicle charging points, a secure children’s play area and a communal garden.

Cllr Wallace said: “We promised to build hundreds of new council-owned homes for those on our housing register, and Admiral Beatty House on the site of the old Tenants’ Association Hall is the latest example of that.

“We have a local lettings plan in place to ensure priority for these apartments is given to existing social housing tenants, freeing up their current homes for those on the waiting list.

“And more new council-owned homes are on the way. Work has already started on a development of seven bungalows and a new children’s play area at Constable Road and Rembrandt Drive in Gravesend.”

Plans are also in place for 16 two and 7 one bed apartments – including one wheelchair ready home – at Bishop’s Court, St Patrick’s Gardens, Gravesend. Again, the development will include a new secure playground, and infrastructure for electric vehicle charging points.

Michael Lewis, who is relocating to Admiral Beatty House from Gravesham Court, said: "I've been a council tenant for many years and I'm really excited about moving in to my new place. The rooms are bright and the finish is lovely.

“There's a fantastic piece of shared garden for the residents to enjoy and an area for the kids too. My daughter will love it.

“I'm really grateful to be able to be given the opportunity to move in to Admiral Beatty House, very happy.”

Cllr Wallace added: “We are working as hard as we can to provide modern, climate change friendly, new homes for local people on our housing register, which has been updated recently to ensure those most in need have priority as the completed projects open.

“I am sure residents of Admiral Beatty House will enjoy their new lives here and I look forward to seeing future developments open and new communities form.”

 Last updated: 20-Jul-2021

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