GreenSquare celebrated the completion of the first phase of our regeneration project at Culverhay in Cricklade yesterday (18 January).
Culverhay residents joined GreenSquare staff, representatives from Wiltshire Council and Cricklade Town Council, and staff from E G Carter & Co Ltd to cut the ribbon and declare eight new properties officially complete.
Work started on site at Culverhay in May 2017, when our appointed contractors, E G Carter & Co Ltd, demolished four houses and began building eight new homes - five bungalows and three houses.
The properties were handed over from the contractors to GreenSquare in December 2017. This meant that residents were able to move in before Christmas, having been decanted from properties elsewhere in Culverhay, which are set to be demolished as part of the next phase of the project.
Corrina Johnson, Development Project Manager, said: "The regeneration of Culverhay has been a long time in the planning and there has been a lot of hard work to get to this point. So we are just absolutely thrilled that phase one is now complete, and that residents were able to move in, in time for Christmas.”
Mr Mansfield has lived with his wife in Culverhay for the past 18 years, and has moved into one of the new bungalows. He said: "When we first heard that there were plans to regenerate the area, we weren't sure what to expect.
“But once things started happening, we began to get more excited. We were absolutely thrilled to move into our new bungalow in time for Christmas and now we're settled in and really happy with it.
“Lots of people living in Culverhay have been really impressed with the look of the new properties, so people are definitely looking forward to seeing what will happen as the regeneration progresses."
The next phase of work at Culverhay will soon be underway. Phase two of the project will see six bungalows demolished to make way for the construction of 14 new properties - five bungalows and nine houses.
In total, the 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.
To find out more about the project, visit www.greensquaregroup.com/culverhay.