The Estate Regeneration Fund: Projects funded

On this page is a summary of the projects awarded funding by the Estate Regeneration Fund in August 2021.

A completed property on Beech Hill scheme, with solar panels

Beech Hill Phase 2 Group Repair Scheme, Calderdale Council

Combining investment from the Estate Regeneration Fund along with £1,200,000 from the government’s Getting Building Fund, contributions from Calderdale Borough Council, the Together Housing Group and private landlords with properties on the estate, 70 ex-local authority homes haves undergone a comprehensive refurbishment programme. More recently, additional funding was also secured from Phase 2 of the government’s Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme to install solar panels for qualifying low income households.

£390,000 Estate Regeneration funding was provided to assist with new boundary wall and fencing treatments, and substantial public realm improvements.

Artist impression of a row of modern houses by a tree lined road

Yorke Drive and Lincoln Road Playing Fields Regeneration, Newark and Sherwood District Council

Demolition of existing homes, creating and increasing the number of homes and providing an estate designed to address a number of key issues, including crime and anti-social behaviour, health and wellbeing issues, poor connectivity, built environment, and public realm/open space provision.

£1,051,417 Estate Regeneration funding was provided for land acquisition, service diversions, demolition, property decommissioning, design fees, surveys and planning application costs.

Sign saying "welcome to Greenstead" next to a road leading to a housing estate

Heart of Greenstead, Colchester City Council

This project aims to transform the estate by focusing on addressing the health and well-being issues of its residents, transforming the built environment at the centre of the community which currently sees a mix of residential, commercial and community uses in tired and dated buildings. Transformation through new build will deliver new and refurbished high-quality homes responding to local need.

£2,300,000 Estate Regeneration funding was provided for land acquisition, addressing a long-standing market failure and enabling the council to develop this site.

Farmeda Kosar (Director of Development & Regeneration, Aspire Housing, Lilian Barker (Chesterton One Stop Shop), Cllr Kenneth Owen (Mayor of Newcastle-underLyme, and Richard Williams (Managing Director, Keon Homes) pictured at the first phase of the Cross Street development

Cross Street Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council

A major regeneration programme that involves the demolition of apartments that were no longer fit for purpose, to be replaced with a range of modern, high-quality mixed tenure housing, through delivery over 4 phases.

£414,352 Estate Regeneration funding was provided for demolition and site preparation works such as drainage and highways.

A ribbon being cut at the opening of Hurst Farm Community Hub

Hurst Farm Community Hub, Derbyshire Dales District Council

£215,009 Estate Regeneration funding enabled the provision of a high-quality community hub facility for the Hurst Farm estate. A number of organisations will deliver services from the hub including; a community food pantry, community social eating cafe, as well as activities for young people, young families, those on low income, the elderly and those experiencing health and wellbeing issues.

The successful renovation of the hub is a key foundation piece of a wider multi-layered regeneration vision created with the community over the last few years. This has so far seen the renovation of 38 homes, improvements to the local pocket park, provision of community facilities and a starting point for a Heritage Trail being created in the next year in the woodland surrounding Hurst Farm.

A row of finished new modern homes

Central Rochdale – Lower Falinge Area, Rochdale Borough Council

Following masterplanning and extensive resident consultation, this project is delivering a range of improvements for the community, including; new homes, improved and refurbished existing homes, improved public realm and public open space, improved connectivity across the neighbourhood and adjoining areas. This is unlocking and bringing forward vacant/empty sites for residential use as well as creating employment and training opportunities.

£1,490,000 Estate Regeneration funding was provided for investment in homes (new and refurbished), demolition costs and enhanced public realm works.

Partially finished new play areas surrounded by housing estate

Middlegate Regeneration, Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Estate Regeneration funding has been used to deliver improvements to the Middlegate Estate to regenerate this estate of 530 homes in one of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the country. 

The approach has provided a template of how a regenerated estate can be achieved in respect of high-quality play and open spaces whilst addressing issues of health inequality by increasing opportunities for physical activity for all ages on the estate. The largest part of the project has been to remove a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) which residents identified as a problem due to ASB associated with its use and incorporating this area and some private gardens (which residents struggled to maintain due to the physical layout of the estate) to create a large secure shared garden only available to the residents of the homes surrounding it. A wheelchair and sensory accessible play area will be provided in one of the new greened play spaces.

£858,312 of Estate Regeneration funding was provided for the removal of the MUGA along with associated landscaping and public realm works, upgrades to play areas, physical activity trail, consultancy, surveys and project management.

Aerial image of Kingshurst regeneration project after completion

Kingshurst Village Centre Regeneration, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

The regeneration of Kingshurst Village Centre will deliver a new highly connected village centre. The development will be centred around a vibrant community and wellness hub which will re-home the GP, pharmacy, opticians, post office and library service and also include a community café and community rooms. The 78 new homes and the new vicarage will all be net zero carbon.

£1,810,000 Estates Regeneration funding was provided to support acquisition, demolition and infrastructure works.

Aerial image of Broadwater Farm estate

Broadwater Farm, London Borough of Haringey

After the identification of structural issues with two housing blocks, Northolt and Tangmere, the council undertook an options appraisal and resident consultation, demolition and rebuild was deemed the most appropriate way forward. The new development will see delivery of circa 295 affordable homes, alongside wider estate improvements.

£1,000,000 Estate Regeneration funding was provided for property acquisitions, to enable delivery of a substantial number of new homes.

A row of new terraced homes on the Sale West Estate

Sale West Estate Regeneration, Trafford Council

The masterplan aspires to create high quality new affordable homes for rent and sale that will meet the local housing needs. Infrastructure improvements will deliver new roads, footpaths and cycle linkages plus high-quality public realm and open spaces. The 1,000 existing homes will be improved with a focus on creating a low carbon community. 

A Social Value and Community Engagement Plan will be implemented and help to deliver a new Sports and Community Hub providing a range of activities and services for the local community.

£974,434 Estate Regeneration funding was provided for enabling, environmental and biodiversity works.

Drawings by Camden school children that illustrate their visions of the future of housing in the borough, which are being displayed on the hoarding of a building site

Redevelopment of Bacton Low Rise Estate – Phase 2 of 2, London Borough of Camden

The redevelopment will address the poor condition, design faults and problems of energy inefficiency on the estate, and ensure the new homes are designed and built to a high quality, including the use of low carbon renewable energy methods.

£474,000 Estate Regeneration funding was provided for design and advisor costs and site surveys.

Cake cutting at the Community Hub opening, with Beyond Housing’s Chair, James Hayward, and three resident working group members

Church Lane North Regeneration, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

Initial consultation with residents on potential regeneration works highlighted a range of areas for improvement. The project will see improvements to existing properties, and a small number of older properties demolished to simplify the estate layout – allowing for the development of new build, mixed tenure homes.

£687,955 Estate Regeneration funding was provided for external and internal works to existing homes, demolition, works to new and existing outside spaces, and parking improvements.

Artist impression of new high rise modern homes at Beech Tree Place Estate

Beech Tree Place Estate Regeneration, London Borough of Sutton

Creation of 92 new multi generational, mixed tenure homes for existing council tenants and Sutton's future generations.

£1,800,000 Estate Regeneration funding was provided for land and property acquisitions to enable release of the site for new housing.

Builders working on roofs of properties with scaffolding on Sutton Way Estate

Sutton Way Estate Regeneration Project, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire West and Chester Council

£696,797 Estate Regeneration funding was provided for re-roofing, and development works and costs.

The grant funding is enabling full roof replacements, without the funding only repairs would have been possible, which over time would have incurred further repairs and costs and impacted on other works being delivered as part of the programme of investment.