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Havebury Housing Partnership gives update on delayed improvement works at Goodfellows flats in Bury St Edmunds

A housing association has given assurances that delayed improvements at an eco-friendly block of flats remain a ‘top priority’.

Havebury Housing Partnership revealed last February that works were needed at the Goodfellows development, in Bury St Edmunds, with tenants in the 12 flats to be rehomed.

In October, it confirmed the last remaining tenant would be moving out but the required work, identified following a survey, was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Goodfellows flats, in Parkway/Kings Road, Bury St Edmunds
Goodfellows flats, in Parkway/Kings Road, Bury St Edmunds

Asked about the progress of the improvements, Jenny Spoor, director of operations at Havebury, said they had been working with consultants on options for Goodfellows.

“We will be able to confirm timescales and details for works required, including when we hope to re-let, within the next six to eight weeks,” she said.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has unfortunately caused this project to progress later than anticipated but it continues to remain one of our top priorities.”

Goodfellows, in Kings Road/Parkway, won a RIBA East Sustainability Award and Suffolk Association of Architects Design Award in 2009 but has attracted criticism over the years for its appearance.

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