19 Dec 2018

Getting in the festive spirit at Culverhay

A Christmas tree lights switch-on has marked the end of a successful year of progress with the regeneration project in Culverhay, Cricklade.

GreenSquare’s regeneration project includes plans to demolish 65 older properties in total, replacing them with 109 energy efficient and comfortable homes, which will be a mixture of shared ownership, affordable rent and outright sale.

Work began on phase two of the project in January this year, which saw six bungalows demolished and five bungalows and nine houses built in their place. Phase two was successfully completed in September, with residents moving into their new homes and many set to enjoy their first Christmas in them.

E G Carter & Co Ltd, the appointed contractors carrying out the work, have now planted a Christmas tree at the site, on Bath Road, which residents can enjoy watching grow over the years.

Despite some rather wet weather, a group gathered together this week (Tuesday 18 December) to switch on the tree’s Christmas lights.

Corrina Johnson, development manager at GreenSquare said: "We are very pleased with the progress that’s been made on the Culverhay regeneration project this year. The residents have been really involved and supportive which is great, and it has been wonderful to see the improvements taking shape. We are already progressing well with phase three, with completion due mid-next year, ahead of schedule."

Phase three will see the demolition of 47 buildings and the construction of 27 new homes.

Alex Marles, senior surveyor at E G Carter & Co Ltd said: "Donating this Christmas tree was something that we wanted to do to bring some festive cheer to the development. We have planted the tree on the corner so that it will be seen by all as they drive or walk past. It’s a small gesture that will hopefully put a smile on the residents' faces."

To find out more about the project, visit www.greensquaregroup.com/culverhay