The £30 million mixed-use development on Manor and Victoria Street in Braintree is nearing completion.
Our financial backing into the development new homes, businesses and services is expected to create over 100 jobs and bring more than 24, 000 visitors into the town centre annually. This will not only generate trade for existing shops and restaurants, but could pull new businesses into the town too.
The character of our town centre is changing and by supporting this scheme we are making sure that it is well placed for the future.
Livewell health hub
The first Livewell health hub will provide 20,000 residents with access to better health services. These services could include:
35 affordable apartments with 23 homes offered for shared ownership and the rest available for social rent.
Shared ownership helps people who cannot afford to buy on the open market get on the property ladder. The homes allocated for social rent will help people who cannot afford to rent on the open market.
Hotel and bus interchange
A 70 bed Travelodge will bring visitors and generate new jobs, whilst a bigger bus interchange will have the capacity to provide services to a growing population.
A café or restaurant will overlook a new public open space. The open space or plaza will link the new buildings to the historic High Street and provide a focus for events and activities.