19 January, 2023

Foy House redevelopment project completed

Thanet District Council is delighted that the redevelopment of Foy House on Margate High Street is now complete. 

This previously long-term empty building will now be brought back into use to provide eight self-contained 1 and 2 bedroom flats and will contribute to the regeneration of the town centre. 

The newly-refurbished flats will provide temporary accommodation for people and families with urgent housing needs, who are being supported by the council. These immediate needs can occur for a wide variety of reasons, such as fleeing domestic abuse, marital breakdown, losing a job or being unable to pay rent. This project will provide a safe and supported home until new accommodation can be found. 

The eight flats will be managed by the council, and tenants will be supported throughout their stay by a dedicated manager.

Cllr Jill Bayford, Cabinet Member for Housing at Thanet District Council said:

“I am delighted that this project is now complete. Keeping our residents safe is a key priority for the council, and supporting those who don’t have secure accommodation is just one part of our overall strategy to support the housing needs of local residents. More than this, the redevelopment of Foy House will breathe new life into a once derelict building and further support the regeneration of Margate High Street.”

You can read the full Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategy on Thanet District Council’s website.

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