As part of the promises we made at transfer, we said we would regenerate the Castlefield Star Blocks, which includes all 72 flats located in Chairborough Road and Pettifer Way, as well as the 25 homes in Longland Way. Having already held workshops with tenants and leaseholders, met with all residents individually to talk to them about their needs, set up our Regeneration Panel made up of tenants and leaseholders to help us make decisions and made great progress with the project, we are now ready to share our initial plans with you!
With approval from our Board and in consultation with our Regeneration Panel, we are now moving ahead with the next step of our flagship regeneration scheme to build high quality new homes in the Castlefield area. Our architect is currently designing a scheme that will see approximately 180 homes built over the two sites, providing appropriate parking spaces for residents and visitors. The homes will mainly be a mix of one and two bedroom apartments with a small number of two and three bedroom houses. We are pleased to be able to offer a range of tenure options, as well as some homes for outright sale. This mix will help to regenerate the area and provide affordable options for those people who have aspirations to own their own homes.
We expect to start on site in summer 2017.
As we have done throughout this project, we continue to fully involve our customers, stakeholders and specifically our Regeneration Panel who have helped us to make many of the decisions involved in this exciting and much anticipated scheme.
On Tuesday 8th November 2016, we held our first public consultation to get feedback on the early proposals, so that we can create more detailed proposals that we will come back out with early in 2017. If you weren't able to make it to the consultation, here is what we shared:
Castlefield consultation exhibition boards
Feedback form general comments
Feedback form estate name
Feedback form childrens play space
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