Backed by £51.6m from the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund, the city council has approved an application to remove vegetation, demolish the Creamline Dairies buildings and create a temporary haul road to allow for the delivery of 5,500 homes.
Red Bank is a housing scheme from both the city council and Far East Consortium. When complete, it will include a range of housing types and tenures. Red Bank makes up just one of seven neighbourhoods planned for the council’s ambitious 15,000-home Victoria North development.
The approved works are just part of the HIF-funded project for Red Bank. The money will also go towards connecting the Red Bank neighbourhood site to utilities, delivering flood defence works and the first part of a nearly 114-acre public park. An application for those works is expected to be submitted later this year.
Bam and Arup are leading the project. Avison Young is the planning consultant and the heritage advisor is Orion. PP O’Connor is the demolition contractor.
Red Bank’s masterplan leads are design practices Maccreanor Lavington and Schulze+Grassov.