14 Nov 2013

New development in the heart of Swindon complete

A £6.2m housing scheme to bring 45 modern homes to the centre of Swindon is complete.

Kimmerfield Court has been developed by GreenSquare in partnership with Swindon Borough Council and provides a mixture of one and two-bedroom flats.

The accommodation, which is part of the new Kimmerfields development close to Fleming Way, has been earmarked for those over the age of 55 to provide another housing option for older people living in Swindon.

The homes are built to a very high standard  and meet level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. The homes are heated by a communal gas boiler and usage is monitored on an individual apartment basis. There are also PV panels on the roof of the building, which will provide energy for the communal lighting.

All flats have a fully-fitted kitchen, including hob oven and fridge/freezer, while carpets are provided as well as walk-in showers to assist tenants with mobility problems. The development also benefits from a residents’ lounge with wi-fi and guest room.

Kimmerfield Court will be managed by council staff and will also benefit from allocated secure parking, video entry and a community alarm.

Cllr Richard Hurley, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Protection, Housing and Streetsmart (Delivery), said: “Kimmerfield Court offers some much-needed social housing in the centre of Swindon and will provide modern accommodation at an affordable cost.

Frances Geary, GreenSquare’s Development Project Manager added:This has been an exciting project to work on and it is great to see it all come together.”  

An official opening ceremony is planned for Spring 2014.