Source: City of Coventry
Today, Citizen has announced proposed plans that will see an investment of £120m to transform the Spon End estate in Coventry.
The proposed plans include an ambitious £120million redevelopment programme of the below areas which will see 750 new homes built over the next 10 years.
- Kerry House / Milestone House / Trafalgar House
- Spon Gate House
- Grindlay House / Drinkwater House / George Poole House
- Gardner House / Fennel House / Winslow House / Corrie House and Givens House
- Wellington Gardens / Sherbourne Street and Upper Spon Street (85-99).
The announcement follows a Planning for Real Consultation Event where residents said they want Spon End to be a safe place to live; they want their homes to be more modern, warm and energy-efficient; they want a pleasant environment with more quality green space, and they want the car parking in the area to be improved.
Citizen believes the ambitious redevelopment proposals for Spon End will:
- Deliver new, modern, safer homes which are energy efficient
- Create a central green space in middle of the estate
- Improve and open up the River Sherbourne for residents
- Improve connectivity across the estate
- Increase car parking
- Create a community fund to deliver local projects along with employment and training opportunities for local people.
Proposed plans are subject to consultation with the community and the announcement today follows the first phase of plans outlined for Spon End in 2020 which will see Kerry House, Milestone House, and Trafalgar House demolished and replaced by a mix of new homes.
Kevin Rodgers, Chief Executive at Citizen, said: “I’m delighted to announce our ambitious proposed plans for Spon End today.
“Alongside working on the rehousing of residents in Kerry House, Milestone House, and Trafalgar House over the last two years we have been developing a masterplan for the rest of Spon End to ensure we deliver what the community has told us is important to them and what they think we need to do to improve the area.
“After careful consideration of all the options available we believe undertaking extensive redevelopment of Spon End will enable us to deliver the transformation our customers have told us they want to see.
“I look forward to hearing feedback on our proposed plans from the community and I really hope our proposed £120million redevelopment of Spon End is well received.”
Councillor David Welsh, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, said: “We have a real opportunity to transform Spon End, providing good quality affordable housing we really need in Coventry. The views of residents in Spon End are key in shaping this work, and driving it forward.”
The demolition of Kerry House, Milestone House and Trafalgar House will start in spring 2023 and if the proposed plans are approved, the construction of the first homes will commence in 2024