Monday, 8 December 2008

Inside 'Goodfellows'

This morning, by kind invitation of Havebury Housing Partnership, I was given the chance to see inside what is going to be called Goodfellows. (There is an interesting story which explains this name, but that's for another time.)

Love it or loathe it, it is one of the latest landmark buildings in the town, and has been the subject of considerable comment - to put it mildly.

There are twelve apartments, six one-bedroomed and six two-bedroomed, all with double aspect views. An interesting touch is lockable kitchen cupboards and bathroom cabinets.

It is an extremely eco-friendly building, so well insulated that it only requires one boiler (plus another back-up) for the whole block. This will partly be achieved by a planted screen of mixed fast-growing climbing plants, which are already sprouting.

Twelve lucky families, couples or singles will soon be occupying these central location apartments, at a weekly rent of either £57 or £62 per week.
Needless to say, they are all taken!

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