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Lovell set for £20 million Chandler’s Ford estate regeneration scheme

The regeneration scheme, worth in the region of £20 million, will involve the demolition of 100 1960s-built bungalows and their replacement with 189 new energy-efficient homes built to modern standards. Residents have been closely involved in the scheme to redevelop their homes through an extensive programme of community consultation.

The new housing will be made up of 53 bungalows, 41 three-bedroom houses, 13 two-bedroom houses, two four-bedroom houses and 80 two-bedroom flats. Twelve of the homes will be designed for residents who use wheelchairs or who have support needs.

Work on the project is scheduled to start in September 2009 and will take 30 months to complete.

“We are very pleased to secure our first contract with the First Wessex Housing Group,” says Paul Smith, chief executive of Morgan Sindall plc. “Demand for new build and refurbished social housing remains strong and Lovell has secured a number of key contracts and framework agreements in 2009. The area continues to be a Government priority and our ability and experience in delivering high-quality social housing projects leaves us well positioned to take advantage of opportunities as they arise.”

Photo: Atlantic Housing has chosen housing regeneration specialist Lovell to undertake a major redevelopment program for the Velmore Estate at Chandler’s Ford, near Eastleigh in Hampshire. Picture looking at the plans are, clockwise from bottom left, Sara Sawyer, First Wessex development project manager; Lovell business development manager David Rogers: Atlantic Housing chairman Tony Boyle; Jon Trill, First Wessex assistant group development director and Lovell regional director Steve Coombs.