Home Groups Park Rise scoops Urban Regeneration Award

April 21st, 2017 in Home Group News

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A MULTI Million pound regeneration scheme has won a prestigious national award for the quality of its homes.

Home Group’s Park Rise development in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire has been named Best Urban Regeneration project at the First Time Buyer Awards.

The £30M project has seen Home Group transform a former 1980s development of social rented maisonettes into a new mixed tenure development of apartments and family homes.

The area, which was formally known as Lance Way, had become known for the poor condition of the mainly two and three bedroom maisonettes, dis-jointed layout of homes and growing anti-social behaviour problems.

A total of 164 homes are being built in the area with a combination of one and two bedroom apartments and three and four bedroom houses.

Karen Heaney, Home Group’s director of regeneration, said: “We’re delighted that our hard work at Park Rise has been recognised. Home Group is committed to building thriving neighbourhoods and the investment we’ve made at Park Rise has produced a community of mixed tenure homes which benefit all.

“Many of our homes for sale have been snapped up by first time buyers who have recognised Park Rise as a place where they can achieve their aspirations of home ownership.

“With homes available for outright purchase and shared ownership we are helping many people take their first step onto the property ladder.”

Park Rise is positioned on an elevated area of High Wycombe which gives many homes views across a nearby valley. All apartments have balconies allowing for an area of outdoor space while all houses have front and rear gardens.

Home Group has also invested in nearby facilities with a children’s play area as well as investing in youth workers for the area.

Throughout the regeneration process existing residents were involved in consultation workshops to help them shape the feel of their new neighbourhood.

The neighbourhood has also been designed to be ‘Secure by Design’ compliant – meaning that building, streets and access areas have been built to minimise opportunities for crime and anti-social behaviour.