The regeneration at Queens Drive is one of Swindon Borough Council’s major house building projects, with the plans involving building 149 affordable homes – 100 new flats and 49 new houses.
Phase 1A of the project comprises the demolition of the George Gay Gardens’ site, completed in April 2020, and the construction of 32 flats and 15 houses, with completion by winter 2021. Followed by phase 1B commencing late Autumn 2021 to deliver a further 102 units – 34 houses and 68 flats.
The house stock will range from two to three storey houses constructed in three blocks. The apartments will be constructed in two blocks, each block made up of four storeys.
This site visit will include a safety briefing followed by a tour of the site. During the tour the team will tell you a bit about the project and answer any questions you have.
Following the tour there will be a short presentation on careers in construction led by a management trainee. This presentation is optional.
Construction activities taking place on site during the visit will be as follows:
- Kitchen installations to remaining houses
- Soft floor finishes
- Final decorations
- External hard and soft landscaping
Information on Open Doors 2022 will be released shortly