Fourteen new homes have been completed in Culverhay, Cricklade as part of the second phase of GreenSquare’s regeneration project to breathe new life into the neighbourhood.
Work began on phase two of the regeneration project in January 2018 and has seen E G Carter & Co Ltd working alongside housing association, GreenSquare.
Phase two consisted of the demolition of six bungalows and re-building five bungalows and nine houses in their place.
All homes are now occupied after vacating their older properties that will be demolished in later phases of the project.
Mrs White, a resident who has moved into one of the bungalows in phase two said “It's been designed really well, I watched the properties in phase one of the project being built and they all looked really good, so I was excited for my bungalow to be finished.
“I’ve lived in Culverhay for the past 16 years and my family lives here too, so I’m glad to be able to stay in the area. I have much more space in this new bungalow and a lovely big garden too. I couldn’t be happier.”
The wider regeneration project includes plans to demolish 65 older properties in total, replacing them with 109 energy efficient and comfortable homes, which will be a mixture of shared ownership, affordable rent and outright sale.
Tom Chapman-Young, GreenSquare's regeneration officer, said: "It has been a pleasure working with residents of Skylark Rise and moving them into their new homes. So far, this regeneration project has been an ongoing success that has made a dramatic improvement to the area – we're really beginning to see the look of the whole neighbourhood changing.
"We're glad to hear that the residents are happy with their new homes and we're looking forward to working with other residents in Culverhay as we progress with phase three of the project."
Phase three is now underway which will see the demolition of 24 buildings and the construction of 27 new homes. Phillip Barnes, Housing Manager at E G Carter & Co Ltd, said: “We are delighted to have commenced phase three on this exciting regeneration project on behalf of Greensquare. The amount of support for this project within the local community is inspiring and we are excited about our role in re-shaping this part of Cricklade”
Phase 3 will be complete mid-2019