More first-time buyer homes on the way?
IN response to what it describes as ‘unprecedented demand’, Andium Homes has announced that it will be completing a first-time buyer housing development in Ann Street later this year.
There will be 15 apartments for sale at 20% below the market rate at the Ann Street Boiler House site in Belmont Court, where the boilers required for beer production at the old Ann Street brewery used to be situated.
To date, Andium says it has received more than 250 expressions of interest for the apartments, which will be available via the trust’s affordable housing gateway.
Jonathan Gough, head of financial planning at Andium, said that the development would meet a clear demand and would also bring benefits to the north of St Helier.
He said: ‘It is going to be a fantastic development and an exciting step forward in the regeneration of the north of town. It is always difficult to gauge demand for these types of units, but it’s very clear it’s there.
‘This area of town is going to benefit from significant redevelopment over the next three to five years, with the plans for the gas works and brewery sites and the work which has already begun at Ann Court. I think people have seen that and want to be part of it.’
The site will house three one-bedroom, 11 two-bedroom and one three-bedroom apartments.