Regeneration is not a dirty word

March 22nd, 2017 by Brian Ham - Executive Director, Development in Corporate Blog

A brick building with trees around it bunting hanging from the entrance and balloons tied to the bike racks Families stream in The Beacon Centre

Improving housing doesn't always have to end with gentrification

Why would you take pride in your estate if it’s run down? Why would you form a community football team if there’s nowhere decent to play?

For some, the idea of regeneration equates to gentrification. This is the idea that, along with demolishing outdated buildings, communities are demolished too and are replaced with cereal cafes and micro-breweries. But it’s not all about increasing supplies of quinoa and kombucha tea for the enjoyment of a whole new set of residents.

Regeneration isn’t a dirty word. Not in my world anyway.

Read the rest of the article on The Independent.