Grove Court

Homes for social and affordable rent

A new development of 42 one and two-bedroom homes for social and affordable rent. 

Thrive Homes will be replacing 27 flats that are no longer fit for purpose, with new accessible homes that meet the modern standard of living.  

Funded by a grant from Homes England, this project includes an upgrade of the existing communal boiler, with a high efficiency ‘A’ grade condensing boiler, improving energy efficiency for residents in Grove Crescent. 

Indicative project timeline 

  • February - March 2024 – communal boiler replacement work will take place 
  • April 2024 – demolition of existing building 
  • April 2026 – anticipated completion date 

Contact details 

We’ll be sharing details of our site manager as soon as this is confirmed. In the meantime, if you have any questions contact

Frequently asked questions

Communal Boiler Replacement

  • Will my heating and hot water bills increase?

    Not due to the proposed works. Thrive are providing a like for like heating system and billing arrangements will remain the same. Thrive are in a contract with EDF and rates will only be adjusted under existing arrangements.

  • Will there be any disruption to me?

    Any disruption will be kept to a minimum. We are replacing the boiler house in the communal garden and the majority of works will be carried out outside the flats only.

    Our engineers may require access to undertake some minor adjustments to radiators in the flats and you will be given advance notice of this.

  • Will the new boilers be more efficient?

    Yes. They are modern, high efficiency (A rated) condensing boilers and should have a lot less repair issues.

  • Will the Boiler House take up much space in the communal rear garden?

    No. It will be a similar size and height to a garden shed. Thrive are looking to locate it at the back fence boundary to take up less space.