Napchester Road, Dover
Location: Dover, Kent
Client: Dover District Council
Completed: Summer 2023
As the cost-of-living crisis continues to bite, Dover District Council is continuing its bold pledge to build 200 environmentally friendly, quality and affordable homes every year for local people within the district.
Since 2021, almost 117 affordable homes have been built by the council including homes for affordable rent, and shared ownership as well as interim accommodation, the majority of which have been delivered by Jenner on the sites of the award-winning William Muge and Snelgrove as well on two former disused garage locations.
One of the most recent completions by Jenner is the site at Napchester Road in Whitfield, which has delivered 26 new homes and are all offered for social rent for those on the Council’s housing waiting list.
The new homes are of traditional construction, built using 75% local labour and apprenticeships and are a mix of one and two-bedroom flats along with two, three, and four- bedroom houses. The development includes a single five-bedroom house specifically designed to be wheelchair accessible for an allocated family with additional accessibility requirements.
Focused on the principles of sustainable construction, the development exceeds Building Regulations requirements for the conservation of fuel and power, whilst incorporating air source heat pumps and use of photovoltaic panels to illuminate communal areas. Such use of green technologies ensures thermal efficiency in the new homes which contributes to the council’s net-cardon agenda whilst ensuring they are affordable to operate in the longer terms for the benefit of their tenants.