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Demolition begins as part of a multi-million pound Grangetown regeneration scheme

Demolition work has begun at the Church Lane North estate, Grangetown, as part of our £16m scheme to regenerate the area.

The project, delivered in partnership with EQUANS, will provide improvements to existing homes for our customers, along with new affordable homes for rent, shared ownership and rent to buy.

In addition, a selected number of empty homes will be demolished to make way for new roads, which will improve the overall layout of the estate and enable homes to have parking and private rear gardens.

By increasing the types of property available, we aim to more accurately meet diverse housing needs in the area and provide a more inclusive affordable housing offer for the estate and the wider community of Grangetown.

We have already begun to roll out improvements to existing properties on the estate, including new roofs, external wall insulation and cladding to improve their energy efficiency and appearance.

Bob Spedding, Regeneration Manager at Beyond Housing said: “It’s fantastic to see the selective demolition works begin on site. This is a key milestone in the delivery of our ambitious regeneration scheme at Church Lane North.

“This project stretches far beyond just the bricks and mortar, and success for Beyond Housing hinges on the estate becoming a thriving community, an ambition shared with our customers. We’re working hard to ensure that our homes and places are sources of pride for local residents – and this phase of the project is just the beginning of our journey together.”

Richard McLean, Project Manager at EQUANS, said: “We’re making a number of improvements to the area, including two parkland areas that we’re going to be developing, which will benefit the local children.

“Regeneration of the properties will include external insulation and new roofs, as well as creating or improving private gardens across the estate. We’re also using local labour, and going to be working with the primary schools, getting the kids involved and having days out, which will be fantastic.”

Catherine Smith, local resident, said: “Beyond Housing’s been brilliant with everything because we’ve waited a long time for this and now it’s all happening and everything’s going to look lovely when it’s all done.”

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