Croxteth estate regeneration moves forward

Masterplanner Gillespies will work alongside Cushman & Wakefield, Ekosgen, Hemingway Design, and Mott MacDonald to develop final designs for the regeneration of Liverpool’s Stonedale Crescent estate by September this year.

Housing association Cobalt Housing is bringing forward the project, which is supported by £415,000 of funding from the Department for Communities & Local Government. This was secured from the Government’s wider £32m Estate Regeneration Fund.

The regeneration plan for the estate, just off the East Lancs Road in Croxteth, is currently at an early stage but it is hoped a masterplan can be completed by September.

Plans include opening the streetscape across the estate; additional green spaces; investment in fuel efficiency across the estate’s houses; and the construction of new homes.

The housing association plans to hold a series of consultations with the estates’ residents throughout the course of the design process, and held its first meeting on 13 February. Further events are planned for 20 February and 27 February.

Cobalt has previously refurbished empty homes on the site, and invested £400,000 on roofs, pathways and walls around the estate in 2015.

Jim Fox, associate partner at Gillespies said: “This is an exciting opportunity to work closely and creatively with residents, Homes England, Cobalt Housing and their partners to address fundamental regeneration issues across the area, create a presence on the East Lancs Road and inform early action on the ground.”

Cobalt Housing community regeneration manager Pauline Allen added: “We are looking forward to working with Gillespies, other partners and residents to develop a regeneration plan that will deliver on our strong ambitions for the area: a safe, connected and cohesive community where people are able to live well and thrive.”

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