Corby Borough Council, along with partners, F1 Modular proudly marked the completion of ‘Mary Butcher House’, Wilby Close, Corby on Monday 10th February.
This latest regeneration project saw the demolition of 12 disused garages replaced with a block of 4 modern, 1 bedroom Council flats. The flats have poignantly been named after the late Councillor Mary Butcher, who sadly passed away last year.
The project was undertaken by partners F1 Modular, who are a company specialising in the modular method of construction. This means the flats, complete with kitchens and bathrooms, were built in a factory and then winched onto the site before exterior brickwork and landscaping was finished off.
The project was funded by Right to Buy Receipts and the four new homes will add to the Council’s housing stock bringing the total number of new properties built by Corby Borough Council to 246 since 2010.
Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Neighbourhood and Housing, Cllr Bob Eyles, said:
“Its great news that this latest project is now complete and tenants can settle into their new homes. Not only have we achieved more housing, which is one Corby’s highest demands, we’ve also left a long lasting tribute to Mary Butcher who was passionate about and did a lot for the borough.
“Thank you to all involved in pulling this latest regeneration project together.”
Antony Walters, Chairman for F1 Modular, said:
“F1 Modular is delighted to have worked with the Council on this important scheme and we are pleased to hand over the completed flats. Modular construction is ideal for schemes such as this and I trust the tenants will enjoy their new homes for many years to come.”