Completion of ‘Mont Beauvoir’ at Mont Arrive by the Guernsey Housing Association

November 8th, 2010 by Guernsey Housing Association

Fifteen new homes at ‘Mont Beauvoir’, Close de Mont Arrive, St. Peter Port have been completed by the Guernsey Housing Association (GHA).

The chalet bungalow properties which are available for social rent incorporate a number of energy efficiency measures.

Mr Steve Williams, Chief Executive of the GHA, said ‘the properties have been built using high levels of insulation and also benefit from solar panels to provide hot water, and from a low tariff electric heating system.

south facing flat plate solar collectors on one of the Mont Beauvoir properties (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The GHA is committed to using tried and tested eco-technologies in all of its new schemes to keep fuel costs down for residents and help the environment.’

The Housing Department is supportive of the use of such technologies to ensure that tenants have a future living in modern, well-insulated homes.

The Housing Department’s Deputy Minister, Deputy Graham Guille said ‘I am delighted to see these new homes replacing the family houses that were demolished early last year.  As well as being energy efficient, the properties have been designed specifically for people as they get older and their mobility reduces. The GHA is leading the way in building accommodation that is flexible and responsive to people’s needs as they change, which will enable people to remain in their own homes for longer.

The Guernsey Housing Association's Mont Arrive property development prior to completion on the 17 October 2010. Flat plate solar collectors are on the south and west facing roofs of each building (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The Guernsey Housing Association's property development at Mont Arrive on 9 November 2010 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The progress of the Social Housing Development Plan being delivered by the GHA is one of the real success stories of recent times and the Housing board look forward to even more progress in 2011 and beyond.’

The Guernsey Housing Association Mont Beauvoir development at Mont Arrive under construction in late October 2010 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The Guernsey Housing Association property development at Mont Arrive has the finishing touches applied on 9 November 2010 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The Building Contractor, Charles Le Quesne has organised the ‘topping out’ event with some tree planting to mark the completion of this scheme.  The Managing Director, Brian Rice said  ‘We are delighted to complete another successful project for the Guernsey Housing Association that will benefit the island and it’s community. The build has been difficult because of the location of the site and the complexity of the design but working closely with the Guernsey Housing Association and their team has meant that the build process has been smooth and enjoyable’.

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GHA is an independent not-for-profit company, but works in close partnership with the States Housing Department to help deliver social housing under the Corporate Housing Programme for the islands people.  GHA’s Directors are unpaid volunteers.

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