The £27.5m Central Street development, proposed by the build-to-rent developer Placefirst, forms part of the council’s £1.2bn town centre masterplan.
Chris Ogden, Author at NewStart
Experts have expressed concerns about the lack of suitable spaces being built, putting the M&E sector under severe pressure to deliver the homes needed.
Yet market towns across the country have also seen a sharp rise in homelessness. But why has the safety net been removed in these places and what is being done to help?
The South Wales council has acquired the freehold of the 141,000 sq. ft. leisure park, which contains a 13-screen cinema, gym and car parking space.
The left-wing think-tank the Smith Institute has found that over 60% of Londoners living in poverty are now based in outer London boroughs, which include the likes of Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Croydon, and Harrow.
A total of 18 projects will receive funding over this financial year as part of the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, which supports locally developed regeneration projects.
The project, unveiled by the Caledonia Housing Association, will include the construction of 222 new affordable two-storey homes to replace 225 older three-storey flats.
The council’s ideas for overhauling the public square include improved lighting and design, relaying pedestrian routes and transforming its concrete pavilion into a green ‘living wall’.
Liverpool-based social enterprise PLACED have launched the PLACED Academy in the hope of inspiring new architects, planners and urban designers.
A report commissioned by the British Property Federation says that there has not yet been enough recognition of a need for warehousing space to build homes.