Families enjoy new homes in Frindsbury
A former run-down vehicle testing station in Frindsbury has
been transformed into a development of affordable, stylish family
The £2.1 million, 15-home scheme, named Eslington Court,
in Cooling Road is a mix of five- and three-bedroom houses and 10
Among the first to move in
to her three-bedroom home has been newly-wed Angie Searson and
husband Lee with children Paige, 17 and Landen, four.
Mrs Searson said: "It has been the perfect start to married life.
We have everything we need and so much room.
"It is so nice to be able to sit down together for a family meal
and then all sit down together to watch TV. It is a proper family
Eslington Court was
officially opened by Medway Council’s portfolio holder for Housing
and Community Services, Cllr Howard Doe.
He praised the design and layout of the scheme and said it had made
a remarkable improvement to the wider area.
Cllr Doe said: "I am really impressed. This was not an easy piece
of land to work with, it is, in development terms, quite small.
However what we have is much-needed homes, including five-bedroom
ones, which are spacious and modern and meet the needs of local
"mhs homes is developing an expertise on using difficult
mhs homes’ Chief Executive
Ashley Hook said: "We are really pleased with this
It’s fair to say this was a pretty horrible, run down MoT testing
garage. It was by working with partners we have been able to
develop it to provide much needed homes and give a boost to the
mhs homes received a
£975,000 grant from The Homes and Communities Agency towards the
cost of the scheme.
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