For the past five years we've been working on a scheme to regenerate St John's Hill. The estate, built in 1936, was no longer suitable for modern living. Small rooms, an inconvenient layout, damp and condensation were just some of the problems experienced by residents.
The new scheme increases the number of homes from 353 to 527 — all with balconies or gardens — and features high-quality landscaping, a wild garden, vegetable beds, a play area and a central open space with a new community centre.
Around 10% of homes will be wheelchair accessible, energy-efficient measures include photovoltaic panels and a district heating system, and car parking spaces will be provided at surface level and underground.