A country club has been knocked down to build more than 30 affordable homes.

The former town and country club has been demolished to build 39 one-and two-bedroom apartments in Watford town centre.

Watford Town & Country Club closed following a decline in business in 2018 before being bought by Hightown Housing Association.

23 of these homes will go to people in need of housing on Watford Borough Council's waiting list and the remaining 16 apartments will be for people to buy through a shared ownership scheme.

Watford Observer:

The demolished site. Photo: Hightown Housing Association

The homes which will be on Rosslyn Road will have access to the shopping centre and near to Watford Colosseum and Watford Palace Theatre.

In terms of parking there will only be 12 spaces but there will cycling facilities.

Hightown hopes to complete the development by spring 2021.

Development director for Hightown Andrew Royall said: “We’re delighted with the opportunity to transform a disused site into high quality affordable homes for people in the local community.

“Building homes in such a well-connected and central location are vital for people who would other wise be priced out of their local area.”

Watford Observer:

CGI impression of what the site will look like photo: Hightown Housing Association