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WORK PROGRESSES: Current phase of Meriden construction nearing completion

 Published on: 5th June 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Several parts of the long-lasting redevelopment effort of the Meriden in Garston are coming close to completion according to Watford Community Housing.

This will allow the developers to focus their efforts on the next aspect of the construction, which should run up to 2023.

Currently close to finishing are the final three bungalows on York Way, two of which are expected to be handed over to their new tenants by the end of the summer, with the final one set for completion in November.

A large number of trees have also been planted around the estate, some of which have been used to make new urban orchards. Landscaping on Meriden Way is also entering the finishing stages, enhancing the new look of the area.

Also, much to the relief of residents, a new temporary car parking facility is soon to open, pending approval from Hertfordshire County Council. This will hopefully alleviate some of the pressure and dangers in the area, caused by illegal parking around the area.

It’s been a pressing issue with residents for a long period of time, with many describing several near-accidents that have occurred recently, with one describing the situation as “chaos”.

The former bungalows on the Turnstones site have now been demolished, with initial groundwork now taking place to prepare for the construction of new family homes, currently set to be completed by the summer of 2023.

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