“This new interim housing provides a practical solution to those who find themselves unexpectedly homeless. It gives them a place to stay, in comfortable surroundings, while a permanent home is found.  This new development highlights the important work by Dover District Council to invest in our housing stock and create an affordable solution for local people in need of help.”  Cllr Murphy - Cabinet Member for Housing

8 Apartments - Elizabeth Carter Court

Location: Deal

Client: Dover District Council

Completed: August 2021

Value: £1.2million

As part of part of an overall £8m project on behalf of client Dover District Council to build 48 affordable homes for interim housing, eight new flats as part of this allocation, for local people who find themselves temporarily homeless have now been successfully completed. The regeneration of the site in Deal, formerly a brownfield site occupied by garages and known as Stockdale gardens will now be named Elizabeth Carter Court.

The site has been transformed into eight one-bedroom flats, purpose designed for single people or couples in need of a short-term place to stay while a more permanent and suitable solution to their housing needs can be found.  The scheme highlights DDC’s commitment to develop its own emergency housing to reduce the reliance on B&B accommodation, which is a significant cost to the council.  

A range of ancillary facilities complete the build including cycle storage, communal bins and recycling points alongside CCTV for security and communal gardens to create a welcoming place to reside. 

The homes have been sustainably designed to contribute to the council’s net zero carbon target and include electric heating with PV solar panels.  

The construction of 16 studio flats for the same purpose at another garage site in Kimberley Close in Dover has also now completed and is to be known as Walter Hammond Close.  In coming weeks, the development of 26 affordable homes (a mix of one and two-bedroom flats along with two, three, and four-bedroom houses) in Napchester Road in Whitfield will also handover ready for occupation, both having been delivered by Jenner as part of Dover’s interim accommodation scheme and overall ambitious plans to deliver 500 affordable homes in the region in coming years. These schemes all follow the award-winning delivery of 65 affordable new homes for Dover District Council in 2021 also by Jenner which was crowned the best residential scheme at the 2022 RICS Awards.