£5.7m regeneration project on housing estate has now begun
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. “