Multi-million pound Sussex Place regeneration scheme now completed

Councillor Oliver Donachie, Cabinet Member for Housing and Homelessness

Conservatives Keep Pledge to Regenerate Sussex Square

The Conservative-run council has completed the multi-million pound regeneration of the old Sussex Square site in Walcot 3 months ahead of schedule. This completes Pledge 8 of Swindon Borough Council’s Vision for Swindon.

Cllr Oliver Donachie, the Conservative Cabinet Member for Housing and Homelessness, said:

“I am delighted that the entire scheme has been completed on time and on budget.

“This regeneration success is excellent news and a good example of the Council’s determination to provide quality housing in the Borough, so it is good to see such excellent progress in transforming the area and getting tenants back in.

I wish the tenants every happiness in their new, state of the art accommodation.”

£10m invested, 48 new homes provided

The Conservative-run Council pledged to complete the £10m Sussex Place development in Walcot, which features 48 homes of which 38 are affordable rented homes for local families. The Council will sell the remaining 10 properties as low-cost homes. The developers completed all this on budget and ahead of schedule.

The homes meet “Code 4” of the Sustainable Homes Standards and the energy efficiency homes will help the residents to reduce their energy costs. The properties benefit from energy efficient fabric, good insulation, an efficient boiler and baths along with kitchens that reduce water use.

The shops at Sussex Place opened in September 2015 and include a convenience store, post office, fast food outlet, and a community shop and library.

If you want to know more about the progress that the Council is making in delivering its vision, priorities and pledges please visit the Council’s performance dashboard on www.swindon.gov.uk/performance