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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cross funding improvements to Cheshunt School with new homes
  • School will benefit from new technology block
  • Be Living creating 2 bedroom apartments and 2, 3 & 4 bedroom houses
  • Homes thoughtfully landscaped next to Cheshunt school

Our development know-how is giving Cheshunt School an exciting future by providing wholesale improvements to school facilities that we'll fund by creating new homes on an adjacent site owned by the school.

We've employed Beard to construct a large new technology block that provides new accommodation to teach science, design & technology, creative arts and ICT. Beard also remodeled the main classroom block to create a new entrance lobby, staircases and new circulation route, plus an updated admin block to link with the new technology facility.

We've also improved the sports fields with new changing facilities and a community sports hall with dedicated entrance and parking.

Cross funding improvements

The school will not pay a penny for these much needed enhancements, with the cost met by our development of 88 homes within the school site in Broxbourne. The homes are being built by Jarvis - illustrating that we employ external contractors when required to build our private sale homes.

Named Prime Place Cheshunt, our development will provide a mix of apartments and family homes of up to four bedrooms nestling next to Cheshunt school's playing fields.

New way to fund developments

It’s another example of how our development skills are used to deliver new public facilities at no cost to the taxpayer. We're also working with Westminster City Council on a similar scheme to create two new leisure facilities by cross-funding them with over 100 new homes.

Focus on community

Our Be Living team are keen to ensure we make as big an impact on community as possible and this includes creating a biodiversity zone at the school. This came after the school successful applied for a Woodland Trust ‘Wildlife’ Tree Pack of 420 trees (inc oak trees plus trees which are great sources of food for wildlife – hawthorn, rowan, blackthorn, silver birch and hazel).