£120million scheme unveiled which will see Spon End transformed and 750 homes on the way - The Coventry Observer

17th Aug, 2022

£120million scheme unveiled which will see Spon End transformed and 750 homes on the way

Tristan Harris 14th May, 2022 Updated: 18th May, 2022

PLANS have been unveiled for a £120million redevelopment scheme which would see Coventry’s Spon End estate transformed.

As part of the project by Citizen, blocks of flats would be demolished and 750 new homes would be built over the next 10 years.

Among the areas to be given the revamp are Kerry House / Milestone House / Trafalgar House, Spon Gate House, Grindlay House / Drinkwater House / George Poole House

Gardner House / Fennel House / Winslow House / Corrie House and Givens House, Wellington Gardens / Sherbourne Street and Upper Spon Street (85-99).

The announcement follows a Planning for Real Consultation Event where residents said they wanted Spon End to be a safe place to live.

They also added they wanted their homes to be more modern, warm and energy efficient in a pleasant environment with more quality green space and improved car parking.

Kevin Rodgers, Citizen’s chief executive, said: “I’m delighted to announce our ambitious proposed plans for Spon End.

“Alongside working on the rehousing of residents in Kerry House, Milestone House, and Trafalgar House over the last two years, we have been developing a masterplan for the rest of

Spon End to ensure we deliver what members of the community have told us is important to them and what they think we need to do to improve the area.

“After careful consideration of all the options available we believe undertaking extensive redevelopment of Spon End will enable us to deliver the transformation our customers have told us they want to see.”

He added he looked forward to hearing feedback on the proposed plans which he hoped would be well-received.

Coun David Welsh, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, said: “We have a real opportunity to transform Spon End, providing good quality affordable housing we really need in Coventry.

“The views of residents in Spon End are key in shaping this work and driving it forward.”

The demolition of Kerry House, Milestone House and Trafalgar House will start in spring 2023 and if the proposed plans are approved the construction of the first homes will start in 2024.

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