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Evans (centre) played a key role in laying the foundations for the transformation of Birkenhead. Credit: Place North West

Former Wirral regen boss joins Homes England  

Alan Evans has been appointed as lead for strategic place investigation at the government’s housing and regeneration agency. 

Evans left Wirral Council earlier this year after more than 18 years at the authority. 

The final four years of his Wirral stint were spent as director of regeneration and place, during which time he helped lay the foundations for the £1bn regeneration of Birkenhead. 

In his new role at Homes England, Evans will lead on an ongoing research project into identifying which areas might present the best opportunities for future investment, according to the agency. 

The role is an extension of Homes England’s activity around pipeline development. 

“I am delighted to be joining Homes England as the agency drives its regeneration agenda, broadening my own skills after 20 with local authorities,” Evans said. 

“I saw lots of change [In Wirral], particularly over the last three years. I am proud of the regeneration programme that’s been developed and look forward to watching it move further into delivery.” 

Wirral Council’s regeneration programme includes plans to deliver 8,000 new homes in Birkenhead town centre alongside 1.4m sq ft of commercial space.  

At Wirral Waters, the council and Peel L&P are hoping to deliver 13,000 across the 20-year lifespan of the project, as well as the 1m sq ft MEA Park industrial scheme also features within plans for Wirral Waters. 

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Well done Alan. Get in there and show them what’s what. Shoulders back. You’ll smash it.

By Digbuth O'Hooligan

He was in the right place at the right time at Wirral with Wirral Waters being critical to the Plan


Well done Alan. I know you will bring much needed strategic vision to the north of England. Wirral’s loss is Homes England’s gain never mind what any naysayers comments contain!!

By Piermaster

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