22 Jan 2018

Phase two of Culverhay regeneration begins

Work has started on phase two of GreenSquare's major regeneration project at Culverhay in Cricklade, which will bring 109 new homes to the area.

Now that phase one of the project has been completed, which saw eight new homes built at Culverhay, demolition is underway on phase two, with six bungalows being knocked down to make way for the construction of 14 new properties – five bungalows and nine houses.

GreenSquare's appointed contractor for phase one and two of the project, E G Carter & Co Ltd, began demolition last week (Thursday 18 January). Staff from GreenSquare, including Chief Executive Howard Toplis and MD for Development Barry Wood, joined the team from E G Carter & Co Ltd to mark the start on site, and reinforce the company's commitment to transforming the area, and building great new homes. 

They were also joined by representatives from Wiltshire Council and Cricklade Town Council.

Howard Toplis, chief executive at GreenSquare, said: "This second phase continues our journey to regenerate Culverhay and bring more high quality homes to the area. The properties in phase one look fantastic, so we're excited to see the new homes in phase two start to take shape.  

"We will continue to work closely with residents and the town council on this project, to breathe new life into the neighbourhood to benefit both the residents of Culverhay, and the wider Cricklade community.”

Phase one of the project was completed ahead of schedule in December 2017, which meant residents were able to move in, in time for Christmas. 

Mike Goldsworthy, Site Manager for E G Carter & Co Ltd said “Finishing phase one, two months ahead of schedule, was great. Now that we have started demolition on phase two, we are looking forward to doing our very best to ensure we have the same success as phase one. We are looking to having phase two completed by autumn this year.”

The wider 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.

To find out more about phase one at Culverhay, click here