Aqua Construction is starting work at a site off Fountain Crescent in Wotton-under-Edge, on a new affordable housing development for Fortis Living. The site has been vacant for a considerable time now and local councillors have welcomed the development as a great use of empty land and an injection of desperately needed affordable housing for the town. The development consists of:
- 4 x one-bedroom flats
- 14 x two-bedroom houses
- 4 x three bedroom houses
The houses and flats will be a mixture of affordable rent and shared ownership.
As this development is located in the Cotswold’s, an area of outstanding natural beauty, the new development has been designed to complement its surrounding buildings. The materials used the construct the new homes will be similar in style to the houses in the surrounding area.
Wotton-under-Edge is famous for the number of pubs and taverns that existed in the town, thanks to its position on the old London-Cardiff trading route. Fountain Crescent is named after the Fountain Inn, which used to stand opposite the mouth of the road. Subsequently converted to a private house, Richard Dauncey lived there for many years. Meanwhile, Samuel Dauncey was the first landlord of the Earl Grey, another pub that used to back on to the development site. Therefore, Dauncey Close will become the name of the development’s new road.
Work on the development started in Autumn 2018 and was completed on time on January 30th, 2020.