Walsall’s biggest ever residential regeneration project has been highlighted as a good example of how housing associations play a key role in delivering sustainable change.
As part of the Inclusive Growth Commission, the RSA, in partnership with the National Housing Federation, recently published its report ‘The five ways that housing associations underpin inclusive growth’ and concluded that housing associations are a core element of the social infrastructure of local economies.
The regeneration at Goscote Lane Corridor is one of three case studies used on the National Housing Federation’s website, under the headline ‘Creating a Lasting Legacy.’
The case study explains how the £88 million regeneration of the Goscote Lane Corridor will deliver new energy efficient homes and considerable environmental improvements to the area.
Partners for the project include Keepmoat, Walsall Council, the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (BCLEP) and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
Work is ongoing at the Waters Keep site, a development of 177 homes for affordable rent from whg, and a further 235 for open market sale from Keepmoat – a mixture of 1, 2, 3 and 4-bed properties. This is due to be completed next year.
Planning permission has been granted for the next phase of the scheme, which will see more than 400 homes developed on the former Goscote Estate. Work is expected to start in the summer.
To read the full case study, CLICK HERE.