New Homes Set to Transform Fore Hamlet in Ipswich

New Homes Set to Transform Fore Hamlet in Ipswich

Handford Homes, the housing development arm of Ipswich Borough Council, with SEH French Construction, one of the leading construction companies in the region, proudly announces the groundbreaking of the eagerly awaited Fore Hamlet development.

Once the site of Hope Church, Fore Hamlet is poised to redefine urban living in Ipswich, offering thirty new homes complete with shared gardens and dedicated onsite parking. This transformative development, celebrated with a ceremonial groundbreaking today (7 March).

This pivotal moment signifies the start of construction on a project set to deliver modern, sustainable living spaces and rejuvenating the area. Expected to reach completion in Autumn 2025, The Orwell Centre will feature thirty contemporary flats, embodying Handford Homes and SEH French Construction’s commitment to sustainability and innovation.

Councillor Colin Kreidewolf, Chair of Handford Homes, says: “Launching the construction of The Orwell Centre is a landmark moment. Our forward-thinking housing program delivers exceptional, affordably priced homes, incorporating shared green spaces, ample parking, and prime access to Ipswich’s Waterfront and town centre. This project aligns with Ipswich Borough Council’s vision of furnishing the community with energy-efficient, high-quality housing.”

Simon Girling, Director at SEH French Construction, says: “Affordable homes are an essential part of every community and we are thrilled to be working with Handford Homes on this project.

We share their commitment to providing high-quality places for people to live which enhance the living standard in Ipswich. The Orwell Centre is in an excellent location, and we look forward to progressing with construction.”

The Fore Hamlet development is not just about building homes; it’s about creating a community that thrives on connectivity, sustainability, and accessibility.

For more information, visit the Handford Homes website.

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