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Kirkby town centre regeneration, Knowsley

Kirkby Town Centre, located within Knowsley, required large scale public sector intervention to drive and deliver regeneration for the area. This included a number of service co-locations, demolitions and exploring options for unlocking underutilised brownfield land to improve the housing, leisure and retail offer in Kirkby.

Sharing successes, practice, problems and approaches: Lancaster West Estate’s Future Neighbourhood Vision

We wanted to take the opportunity to share the progress of two One Public Estate (OPE) projects and how OPE funding can be used to lead to larger programmes of work and link in with other funding streams, in this case the GLA Future Neighbourhood 2030 programme.

Staffordshire OPE Steering Group: Codsall Community Hub

Joint investment in South Staffordshire’s headquarters enabling co-location of local services and specialist teams across the public, health, private and voluntary sectors.

Development | Griffin Regeneration Area

The Griffin regeneration area in Blackburn is benefiting from £670,000 from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) Land Release Fund, which is managed by the One Public Estate (OPE) programme, to carry out new highways access and land remediation work which will accelerate the release of land for 140 new family homes and help regenerate the local area.

Homes for NHS staff - Finchley

To address the affordable housing issue for staff, the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC), One Public Estate, The London Estates Delivery Unit (LEDU) and the Greater London Authority developed the Homes for NHS Staff toolkit.

Cumbria Chief Executives Group: Carlisle Sands

The co-location of health and leisure services in Carlisle and roll out of an integrated service across the county.

Creating a new residential and community heart for Stocking Farm, Leicester

In Leicester, the One Public Estate programme worked with the local authority to unlock a run-down council-owned site for housing which will help regenerate one of the most deprived wards in the country.

Liverpool City Region One Public Estate Board: Allerton Police & Fire Station

Redeveloping the historic Allerton Road Fire and Police Station to deliver 47 new homes focused on affordability and shared ownership in South Liverpool.

Relocatable modular homes in Dorset for Adult Social Care clients

A growing demand for appropriate accommodation for adults with social care needs – along with a lack of suitable properties – led Dorset Council to use land which is destined for regeneration to create temporary, adaptable, and moveable homes for local residents.

Delivering modern services for local people in Brent

The Brent Partnership brings together four partners, with the aim of delivering private and affordable housing, sharing teaching space, and improving hospital and university services and facilities.