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Demolition kick-starts £5.7million regeneration of Gloucestershire housing estate

Two large bulldozers have been running amok in a Cirencester housing estate, demolishing 43 homes.

But before you think of calling the authorities, the contractors from EG Carter and Co Ltd are working on The Cirencester Regeneration Scheme spearheaded by Bromford.

Bromford are working on part of a £5.7million investment in the Beeches Estate in Cirencester, where two large blocks of flats are being razed to the ground.

The old homes were considered expensive to maintain and run and, in their place, 36 brand new energy efficient homes will be built for rent and shared ownership.

The housing association has around 8,500 homes in the Gloucestershire area and has been working with customers for the past two years to find them suitable alternative accommodation.

The demolition will last 10 weeks and is being completed in phases before E G Carter begin construction of the one, two and three-bed homes later this summer.

Residents are expected to be able to start moving to the new properties in winter 2020.

Hazel O'Halloran, head of locality for Bromford, said: "We are delighted to be breathing new life into the local area and seeing the bulldozers move in is always an exciting milestone in what is our first regeneration project in this county.

"As the largest housing association in Gloucestershire, financially strong organisations like Bromford have a central role to play in investing in new and existing homes and services.

"We know the new homes will meet a real local demand both for affordable rented homes as well as people looking to get a first step on the property ladder through shared ownership."

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