Essendon Hill,

Late in 2014, we redeveloped seven post-war prefabricated bungalows. Essendon Hill in Welwyn now has six brand new affordable family homes.

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About these homes




Rock Townsend

Number of homes


Tenure of homes

Affordable rent
Shared ownership



The four two-bed bungalows and two three-bed houses were redesigned for affordable rent and shared ownership.

We used local materials to reflect the rural setting and design of the village. We also installed log burning stoves in the shared ownership homes.

We worked with the council so that people with a local connection moved into these homes first.

Sybil Howlett lived on the estate for 65 years before moving into her new home. She said:

“I’m really pleased with how lovely and spacious it is. I’m so happy that I’ve been able to continue living within the beautiful village of Essendon. I’m grateful to the team for all their support. They made sure my move was stress-free.”