New hope for Hull housing estate
One of UK’s leading housing associations is part of a multi-million pound masterplan to breathe new life into a neglected estate in Hull.
Hull City Council has announced plans for a £30m revamp of Orchard Park following the demolition of the estate’s iconic tower blocks and the axing of a government revival scheme.
As part of the plans, Riverside will build eight three-bedroom and five two-bedroom homes for social rent in Homethorpe, on the former site of a tower block.
Carl Mitchell, Riverside's Assistant Director, said: "We already have a strong track record in Hull.
"We are almost halfway through a five-year, £15m regeneration programme in North Bransholme.
"As part of our wider commitment to the regeneration of the city, we are looking forward to working with Hull City Council to build new affordable homes in Orchard Park."
The plans also include:
- 1,200 homes being upgraded so they are energy-efficient;
- up to 300 new properties;
- 94 flats in the remaining Gorthorpe and Kinthorpe tower blocks being brought up to modern living standards.