William Muge and Snelgrove Residential Development, Dover
Client: Dover District Council
Completed in June 2021, the redevelopment of the former brownfield site has vastly improved the public realm for the benefit of the wider neighbourhood. The mixed-tenure development offers homes for affordable rent, shared ownership and private sale and the scheme, which enjoys views of Dover Castle, is one of the most ambitious housing projects the Council has undertaken in many years, underlining their commitment to directly deliver new, modern and affordable homes for local people.
Designed by award-winning Avanti Architects, with energy efficiency at its core, the development is split across two separate sites on Harold Street in Dover and will greatly boost essential housing provision with the new homes. The William Muge site provides 29 apartments, all a mix of 1 and two bedrooms and 3 townhouses whilst the Snelgrove site delivers 9 townhouses to the rear of the site and 24 apartments at the front.
Excellent relations have been nurtured throughout the works with our client team, through a highly collaborative and partnering approach to delivery as DDC’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Health, Cllr Derek Murphy commented:
“We are delighted with the collaborative approach adopted by Jenner Contractors who have completed the project in 20 months despite the ongoing challenge of the pandemic. We’re sure the new tenants will appreciate the quality of build and the spacious living environments close to local town centre amenities.”
In a fitting gesture to honour local women’s rights activist Lorna Bomford the social housing element of the scheme (24 new homes) has been named after her, as a leading light and proactive volunteer during both world wars and appointed as the first ever female councillor for Dover in January 1919.