Hampton Regeneration, Evesham
Evesham and Pershore Housing Association working in Partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency, Wychavon District Council, Bellway Homes Limited and local residents to regenerate the Martin Avenue, Bredon Crescent and Peewit Road area of Hampton
A mixed development of:
151 homes for rent, low cost home ownership and outright sale
A mixture of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses
2 bedroom bungalows
1 and 2 bedroom apartments
On the 18 January 2006, a report was taken to the Board of EPHA by the Re-investment Managerinforming members of the structural issues with the non-traditional properties in the Hampton area.
The board agreed that a further report be brought to members in due course with a strategy to consult with residents to renew the provision on the site commencing within the next three years.
Residents were notified by letter on 18 June 2007 that a private developer “Bellway Homes Ltd ” had approached the association regarding redeveloping the area, as they had an option agreement on land adjacent to the association’s properties in Hampton.
A further report was taken to EPHA board on 26 September 2007, seeking approval to progress the Hampton estate redevelopment project to feasibility and resident consultation stage in partnership with Bellway Homes Ltd. The proposals were to demolish and rebuild the site, securing at least the same number of housing units for the association with the opportunity to purchase further units. Board agreed the proposals.
September 2007 to August 2008 - initial design proposals drawn up.
August 2008 a letter was sent to residents affected by the proposals inviting them to attend a residents meeting on 29 August 2008.
20 October 2009 - report went to Rooftop Housing Group board and gained authority to appoint a number of consultants as part of a project team to facilitate the submission of a full planning application before Christmas 2009 and to apply for Social Housing Grant before March 2010.
The consultants employed were:
- Bridgehouse Property Consultants – project management and negotiations with owner occupiers
- PRP Architects – design
- DWA- resident consultation
- DBK – owner occupier valuation and negotiation
On 25 November 2009 the board agreed to enter in to a conditional development agreement with Bellway Homes Ltd for the redevelopment.
Following the approval granted on 25 November 2009 detailed negotiations started to progress the proposals for redevelopment including negotiation with the 11 owner occupiers living on the estate.
November 2009 – first edition of the “Shout it from the Rooftop” special edition newsletter for Peewit Road, Martin Avenue, Bredon Crescent residents delivered .
5 December 2009 - drop in session held at Hampton Scout Hut for residents to ask any questions they had regarding the proposals.
7 December 2009- letter sent to residents advising them that various contractors may be contacting them for access to their existing properties to carry out various surveys.
January 2010- DWA carried out individual home visits to all of our residents to discuss the process.
February 2010 – DWA assist with setting up the residents panel. It is anticipated that the panel will be involved in the development of an estate agreement and will continue to be involved with the management of the estate, once completed.
7 May 2010 - Planning approval for the proposed development was granted.
14 May 2010 – Hampton residents taken on visit to North Solihull to visit a Bellway site where the same property types had been built.
5 August 2010 – “The Pig Roast” was held on the green in Martin Avenue to celebrate the start of Hampton regeneration.
September 2010 – Hampton Prospectus produced including details of specific plots and designs.
September 2010 - second round of individual visits to residents carried out by DWA and Debbie Copeland Housing Officer to issue prospectus
29 September 2010 – a report to board advised that the HCA had confirmed grant funding in the sum of £4,087,000 to develop a scheme of 91 homes for affordable rent and 10 Shared Ownership sales, 5 Home Buy direct through Bellway and 50 homes for outright sale through Bellway.
The report also confirmed that the association had secured the Bellway option land, concluded contract negotiations with Bellway, received development partner status with the HCA and was set to commence work on site during September 2010.
Prior to start on site the project team was agreed as follows:
- Bellway Homes Ltd
- Rooftop Housing Group
- Brideghouse Property Consultants
- PRP Architects
- Walker Cotter Ltd (Employers Agents)
- Gage Management Group ( Clerk of Works)
- Newsome Vaughan LLP ( Solicitors)
27 September 2010 – First 4 properties in Martin Avenue demolished to make access through to the option land behind ready to begin the construction of the first new properties. – see attached photos
29 September 2010 – Official start on site. (Phase 1)
September 2010 and on going – residents get to choose:
- Design and colour of their new front door
- Colour of kitchen units, handle types, tiling and flooring
- Colour of tiles and flooring for the bathroom and wc
New properties incorporate new technologies such as solar panels, PV panels and rainwater recycling.
24 March 2011 – Handover of first 3 x 3 bed houses took place and first residents moved in to their new home.
1 April 2011 – Handover of 3 x 2 bed houses , one of which is to be used as a show home and office for residents to see the quality of their new home and for Debbie Copeland, Housing Officer to hold surgeries to deal with residents questions. Will also act as a show home for the Shared Ownership properties being marketed by Rooftop.
14 April 2011- 2 more 2 bed houses handed over.
21 April 2011 – 3 x 2 bed houses and the first 2 bed bungalows handed over.
5 May 2011 – Handover of the first 2 x 4 bed houses that the association has built for a very long time.
May 2011 onwards – phased handover of units as they are completed.
18 Jan 2012 – last 5 plots on phase 1 completed and handed over.
9 August 2012 – first 4 plots on phase 2 handed over.
August 2012 – March 2013 phased handover of plots on phase 2.
March 2013 – Final plots on phase 2 completed.
May 2013 – Last returning resident moved into their new home at Damson Drive.
23 July 2013 – Celebration of Hampton Regeneration project at Damson Drive.
First resident receives keys to new home March 2011 and the last residents moved into their new home in May 2013.
Hampton, Evesham, Worcestershire WR11