Historic landmark comes to life

01 May 2015

The residents of a new affordable housing development on the site of a historic landmark, the Old Gas Works in Warwick, have been given the chance to look round their new homes before moving in.

residents viewing homes at Warwick Gas Wroks

The 23 new affordable homes at Albert Court were developed through our W2 housing partnership with Warwick District Council and attracted over half a million pounds of central government cash into Warwick town centre to help finance the scheme.

Warwick Gas Works is a Grade II listed building and is one of the oldest and best preserved examples of its type in the world and the development has kept its historic features to maintain its special qualities.

Successful applicants, Sarah and Josh, pictured above, were pleased to be able to see where they will soon be living with their two young children aged four and six months.

"It's really lovely and we can't wait to move in! We're living with family at the moment so to be able to have a home of our own is very exciting."

After a tour of their new homes, residents were asked to sign Waterloo’s Good Neighbourhood Agreement. Jeff Plant, Waterloo’s head of communities and neighbourhoods, stressed the importance of building a strong community from the outset.

He said: "The Good Neighbourhood Agreement ensures all residents know what is expected of them before they move in and it helps make their community a great place to live, where people feel secure, safe and happy .”