Jersey rental social housing to be built

Le Squez
Image caption The project aims to help the construction industry and create jobs for islanders

Work to build more than 110 rental social houses to help stimulate Jersey's economy will start in January.

Eighty new homes, costing £8m, are due to be built at Langtry Gardens on St Saviour's Hill by 2015.

Twenty-four homes are due to be built at Le Squez Housing Estate and nine in Journeaux Street, at a cost of £5m.

The work is part a £27m project to create work for the construction industry and jobs by building new and refurbishing existing social housing.

Housing Minister Deputy Andrew Green said: "We are delighted to be able to start work on these three very important projects, which will improve standards for many tenants and provide a significant number of new homes."

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