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Demolition starts on former Hearnden Court site

Demolition works have started on the former Independent Living scheme on Henshaw Road, Wellingborough.

Earlier this year, we announced that they were working on a two-year project to demolish and redevelop the former scheme which contained 20 flats.

The new scheme will include 57 modern and fit-for-purpose flats suitable for older people with support needs.

The demolition is being taken out by ARJ Construction and started on 22 September and is likely to last a couple of weeks.

Greatwell Homes’ executive director, Julie Robinson, who watched the first bricks come down, said: “It was exciting, and very emotional, to see this building coming down after many years of planning this new development.

“Hearnden Court has provided a home to many people in the community since 1964 and we look forward to keeping that legacy and sense of community when these new homes are finished. They will help us to continue providing valuable housing for older people with support needs and give them the opportunity to live as independently as possible.

“I’m really excited to see this project take shape over the next couple of years”.

The project is currently planned to be completed in Autumn 2025.