Jarvis Group

We have been appointed to deliver the Watford Social Rent Programme (WSRP), a joint partnership between Watford Borough Council and Watford Community Housing to deliver much needed social housing in Watford, enabling families most in need to find a permanent and affordable home.

The first schemes to be delivered as part of the programme are:

• Centrepoint – 17 flats for social rent, 1 retail unit and Community Hub
• Hope Green – 4 houses for social rent
• Chesham Way North – 2 houses for social rent
• Chesham Way South – 4 houses for social rent
• Bowmans Green – 3 bungalows for social rent
• Waterman Close – 3 houses for social rent

Tina Barnard, Chief Executive of Watford Community Housing, said “We are committed to delivering social housing to give local people permanent homes that they can afford. Working in partnership with Watford Borough Council allows us to deliver more new homes and this is one of a number of sites we are currently looking at together, both on the council’s land and our own. At a time when very little social housing is being built elsewhere, we are excited that this partnership puts us in a position to deliver social housing for those most in need.”

Mark Doyle, CEO of Jarvis Contracting, said “We have built a great relationship with Watford Community Housing and Watford Borough Council in recent years, and look forward to this continuing by delivering these schemes under the WSRP. The programme will deliver high quality news homes to help tackle the housing crisis and deliver much needed social housing for families in the area.”

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said, ‘I’m delighted that we are to help build genuinely affordable homes for local families who really need them the most. When I was elected, a key promise of mine was to build social and affordable housing for local families who may otherwise struggle to get a permanent home. It’s great that work is happening to deliver these in partnership with Watford Community Housing. It’s important we do all we can to help vulnerable people in our town.’