Corby Borough Council along with partners, Construction and Fit Out Solutions (CAFOS) Ltd, today marked the start of work on the refurbishment of Neville House, a prominent 1960’s five storey building, located at the entrance to the town centre.
The ground floor of Neville House is currently used for shops & restaurants, however, the residential floors of the building have been empty for a number of years and require major repairs to make them habitable.
Corby Borough Council has, therefore, acquired the site from PA Housing and major refurbishment will now begin to improve the façade and interior in order to provide 12 modern, two bed maisonettes for affordable rent.
This latest regeneration project for Corby Borough Council will be undertaken with contractors, CAFOS Ltd, who specialise in completely transforming old buildings. It is hoped that the development will turn what was becoming an eyesore into something of a focal point, whilst providing much needed additional affordable homes.
The £1.5 million Project will be is due to be completed in Summer 2019 and is funded with Right to Buy receipts. The 12 new properties will add to Corby Borough Council’s housing portfolio and will bring the number of properties built by Corby Borough Council to 242 since 2010.
Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Housing, Cllr Bob Eyles, said:
‘We are extremely happy for work to be starting on this major refurbishment of Neville House in partnership with CAFOS Ltd. The building is right in the heart of the town and this latest work will use current empty space to provide more much needed quality, affordable homes for people of Corby.’
Adam Collins Director of CAFOS Ltd said:
“CAFOS are excited to be working on such a prominent building in the heart of Corby Town Centre. We are honoured to have the opportunity to breathe life into a historic property bringing modern, desirable residential properties in a fantastic location. This is a great project to illustrate CAFOS’s range of expertise in construction and fit out which will play a prominent part in showcasing future projects and building on the success of Neville House”