In May 2022, Quercus Housing, Sevenoaks District Council’s affordable housing company, acquired the freehold of 11-13 High Street, Swanley for £3.6m.
The former offices and shops had laid as an empty property for many years, but by working with a developer to redevelop the site, it now comprises 12 two bed flats and 3 one bed flats.
The new homes were built to a high specification with open plan kitchens, dining rooms, lounges, balconies, storage and video entry. The development benefits from solar panels, electric vehicle charging points and secure cycle storage for 15 bikes.
All the homes have been let to local residents who had been previously placed in temporary accommodation or on the housing register.
In honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the residential building was named ‘Elizabeth House’.