A £4.5 million project to enhance and improve the Wulvern Housing estate in Crewe has won a major award for excellence. The scheme plans to transform the Sherborne Road estate into a better place to live.
It has beaten off competition from four other nationwide projects and won the Regeneration Scheme of the Year at the Housing Excellence Awards 2011.
The project started with the demolition of 13 properties in order to create more public space, then 53 houses were refurbished and nine new houses built. Community facilities have also been developed and traffic calming measures have been put in place to offer increased road safety.
The cabinet member with responsibility for prosperity, Councillor Jamie Macrae, said: “Cheshire East is extremely proud to support this project, which has successfully helped to regenerate a part of Crewe and create a better living environment for its residents. The aim was to create a sustainable community, make best use of existing accommodation and reduce anti-social behaviour and we hope to replicate this process in other parts of the Borough. This project is an excellent example of Cheshire East working with others to deliver for its residents.”
Ward member for Crewe East, Councillor Peggy Martin, added: “I was very impressed with the improvements when I walked around the estate. It is good to see better parking facilities and the new houses are beautiful to look at. I am confident that the residents will benefit from this scheme.”