27 September 2017
Waterloo Housing Group, together with its partners Warwick District Council and the developer Jessup Brothers, are pleased to announce the start on site of a new development at the Printworks, Theatre Street, Warwick which will provide 39 new homes for affordable rent for local people.
To mark this occasion Councillor Alan Boad, Chairman of the Warwick District Council, attended site to help lay the first foundations. Councillor Peter Phillips, Portfolio Holder for Housing, was also in attendance.
The building has been empty for over several years, despite several attempts to re-develop the site.
Waterloo and Warwick District Council have managed to combine this site with the adjacent Falcon Motors in order to develop six 1-bedroom flats and thirty-three 2-bedroom flats. These affordable rented homes will be allocated to local people via Warwick District Council’s HomeChoice lettings scheme.
The development received £1.5m support from Central Government via the Homes Agency and a £250,000 grant from Warwick District Council.
The site has been a challenge to redevelop but with our partners Waterloo will be able to make the best use of an under-used brownfield site near to the town centre.