Workmen are on the home straight of the £20m regeneration of Bishops Green estate, near Newbury.
Sentinel Housing Association and Hill Partnerships welcomed Sir George Young MP to the flagship development this week, delivering even more affordable homes, as the final 68 homes next to Greenham Common get underway.
Sentinel Chief Executive Martin Nurse said: “I’m pleased that the residents here are so much happier. The final phase is now underway, and once complete, it’ll be as obvious to everyone else as it is to us that the community here deserve it.”
Sentinel and Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council teamed up with the local community in 2006 to improve the quality of life in less prosperous areas, resulting in the demolition of 95 outdated homes, and replacement with 148 homes, a new village hall, shop, youth centre, and playground.
Sir George Young has been a big supporter of the project, and called in to launch the final phase.
He said: This is a model regeneration scheme, and now with more shared ownership and homes for sale, a wider mix of people will be able to enjoy the great amenities.
“Everyone’s done so well to get more housing on a constrained site , without it looking overcrowded.”
The first phase completed in May 2008, the second phase in September 2009, and the keys will be handed over on the final phase in 2011, and is Sentinel’s fourth community regeneration project in a decade.
With Sir George and Martin Nurse in the picture is Kieran Larkin, Managing Director Hill Partnerships