£5.7m re­gen­er­a­tion project on hous­ing es­tate has now be­gun

Gloucestershire Echo - - NEWS -

PLANS to re­gen­er­ate part of a Cirences­ter hous­ing es­tate are well un­der­way as two large bull­doz­ers moved in to start de­mo­li­tion.

The Cirences­ter Re­gen­er­a­tion Scheme is be­ing spear­headed by hous­ing as­so­ci­a­tion Brom­ford as part of a £5.7m in­vest­ment in the Beeches Es­tate to the east of the town cen­tre.

A to­tal of 43 homes are be­ing razed to the ground on Pater­son Road and Golden Farm Road by con­trac­tors from EG Carter & Co Ltd.

The old homes were con­sid­ered ex­pen­sive to main­tain and run and, in their place, 36 en­ergy-ef­fi­cient homes will be built for rent and shared own­er­ship.

The hous­ing as­so­ci­a­tion has around 8,500 homes in the Glouces­ter­shire area and has been work­ing with cus­tomers for the past two years to find them suit­able al­ter­na­tive ac­com­mo­da­tion, with the op­tion of re­turn­ing to the new prop­er­ties once they are built.

The de­mo­li­tion is be­ing com­pleted in phases be­fore EG Carter be­gins con­struc­tion of the one, two and three­bed­room homes later this sum­mer.

Res­i­dents are ex­pected to be able to start mov­ing to the new prop­er­ties in win­ter 2020. Hazel O’hal­lo­ran, head of lo­cal­ity for Brom­ford, said: “We are de­lighted to be breath­ing new life into the lo­cal area. See­ing the bull­doz­ers move in is al­ways an ex­cit­ing mile­stone in what is our first re­gen­er­a­tion project in this county. “

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