New build and conversion will bring 26 homes

PUBLISHED: 08:49 05 September 2018 | UPDATED: 08:49 05 September 2018

Bricklaying stage has been reached at a new £4m social housing scheme at Tayfen Road, Bury St Edmunds.
Doug Jaye of Mixbrow and Elliott Bragg of Havebury Housing Partnership

Bricklaying stage has been reached at a new £4m social housing scheme at Tayfen Road, Bury St Edmunds. Doug Jaye of Mixbrow and Elliott Bragg of Havebury Housing Partnership


Construction is well underway on the redevelopment of a social housing scheme at Tayfen Road in Bury St Edmunds for Havebury Housing Partnership.

Suffolk-based Mixbrow Construction is the main contractor for the £4m project which, when finished in the summer of next year, will provide 26 one-bed and 10 two-bed apartments; 23 of which will be new build and 13 refurbished.

The development, which is being part funded by Homes England, sits behind The Beerhouse on land connecting Tayfen Road and Station Hill, and which previously housed The Old Maltings and Lucky Break Snooker Hall.

Two Bury St Edmunds-based businesses are involved in the scheme. Rees Pryer, based on Kempson Way, is the architect and Morrish & Partners in Whiting Street are the civil engineering and structural designers.

Senior project manager at Havebury, Elliott Bragg is pictured with Doug Jaye, contracts director at Mixbrow Construction helping with the masonry work which started this month.

A total of 120,000 bricks will be laid to form the external walls of the new three-storey building.

Elliott said: “We are extremely pleased with how construction is progressing. The plan has been well thought through and maximises the potential by converting the two older buildings on the site and constructing a new building on the remaining land to create much needed social housing and affordable homes for the town.”


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