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Regeneration

Queens Park

We want to provide our Queens Park customers with homes they love living in, in an estate they feel secure.

Image: Queens Park
  • Overview
  • The vision
  • What's happened so far...
  • FAQs
  • Documents
  • Meet the team
  • Get in touch

Overview

About Queens Park

Queens Park in Millom is an estate of predominantly concrete flat roof homes built in the 1940s. There are 66 concrete constructed homes, 49 affordable rented belonging to us and 17 privately owned.

The estate faces a number of challenges:

  • It suffers from a severely outdated design
  • Inefficient use of existing homes with many customers experiencing under-occupation or overcrowding
  • The flat top properties are in poor condition which can be seen through the appearance of these properties
  • A decline in the quality of Home Group properties
  • High energy costs as a result of poor thermal performance
  • A mix of properties not suited to the housing demands in the area
  • Poorly designed public spaces and poor links through to the wider area

Investing in quality homes

We aim to redevelop the estate and replace the existing properties with new, modern homes. We are committed to providing affordable homes and homes for outright sale due to the surplus of Home Group properties within Millom and the surrounding area.

The vision

Following a series of information sessions with customers and owner occupiers, we are progressing proposals to regenerate the Queens Park estate. Three options were considered:

1. Continue to maintain the estate to current standards

Financially, it’s not viable to repair all our homes as an inefficient use of space on the estate would also persist and customers would continue to live in poorly-insulated, over-crowded or under-crowded homes.

The condition of homes in the wider area are constructed differently and don’t have the same problems as the flat roof properties. Full regeneration would take a number of years.

2. Redevelop the whole estate

The condition of homes in the wider area are constructed differently and don’t have the same problems as the flat roof properties. Full regeneration would take a number of years.

3. Partial regeneration of Queens Park focusing on the area of flat roof properties

There are a range of house types on the estate which means that different approaches are needed. For example, flat roof homes were built using outdated construction methods which have led to many leaky roofs and dampness within homes. Remedial repairs aren’t viable as these homes are past their lifespan, so replacing the flat top properties with new modern homes has been considered. The pitched roof properties are in good condition and can continue to be managed through Home Group’s normal maintenance programme.

 

The proposed option

Partial regeneration of Queens Park focusing on the area of flat roof properties

Partial regeneration is considered the most appropriate approach and will bring with it many benefits to the current and future Queens Park community.

Partial regeneration aims to:

• Tackle fuel poverty by providing energy-efficient and sustainable homes
• Build modern homes better suiting our customers’ needs
• Address overcrowding and under-occupation by re-housing all customers into homes suiting their household needs
• Provide a mix of homes meeting the broad needs of the wider Millom community, bringing with it a mixed and balanced community
• Better integration into the surrounding area

What's happened so far...

Following our initial consultations in November 2017 and one-to-one meetings with all residents about the regeneration of Queens Park, we have been working on the designs and proposals for the new development.

Since January 2018, a number of customers and homeowners have moved away from Queens Park and more will follow in the coming months.

We have submitted a planning application for the redevelopment of part of Queens Park and the plans were passed in December 2019.

This will comprise of new homes for outright sale and a small number for affordable rent. The house types will include a mixture of 2, 3, and 4 bedroom houses as well as 2 and 3 bedroom bungalows for outright sale and affordable rent.

 

FAQs

FAQs about Queens Park

Find out more about the the Queens Park plans.

Meet the team

Meet the team

Shelley Courty (Regeneration Officer) is the main point of contact for customer queries about the regeneration and will be undertaking all one-to-one appointments with households as we move forward with any proposals. Shelley's experience lies in supporting customers and delivering move programmes, making sure all residents get support and information throughout the engagement process.

Brian Patterson (Development Manager) is involved in project managing our developments. He also coordinates our project and design teams during the development stages and works closely with architects once schemes get started.

Davina Imbuldeniya (Senior Regeneration Manager) leads on Home Group's national regeneration programme for consultation and engagement to ensure communications and information is delivered to all residents to help shape the proposals whilst listening to and involving our residents.

Emma Murgatroyd (Lead Regeneration Development Manager) leads on Home Group’s national regeneration programme from a development point of view. She will oversee the project from beginning to end.

Our architects, JTP

JTP are an international placemaking practice of architects and masterplanners with extensive experience of delivering successful projects for both private and public sectors worldwide.

Get in touch

If you have any comments or questions then we’d love to hear from you.

Shelley Courty, Regeneration Officer

M: 07393 233 739

T: 0191 607 9961

T: 0345 1414663

shelley.courty@homegroup.org.uk

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