Freebridge Community Housing Unveils Plans For a Further £25m investment at Hillington Square


Freebridge Community Housing Unveils Plans For a Further £25m investment at Hillington Square to provide 70 new, environmentally friendly homes and community facilities

Freebridge Community Housing is launching a public consultation on a proposed £25 million investment at Hillington Square, King's Lynn that will provide 70 new homes and a wide range of community benefits. This will bring the total investment in Hillington Square to £45m.

The plans from Freebridge would involve completing the refurbishment of Vicarage and Farrow House and the redevelopment of the residential blocks known as Aitken, Chestnut and Norris Houses, as well as the Providence Street Community Centre to the rear of Hillington Square.

It is proposed that in their place 70 affordable homes will be delivered, built to the highest environmental standards. They will provide a mixture of one, two and three bedroomed homes.

Alongside the much-needed new homes, a number of purpose designed community spaces, will be created to upgrade the much used facilities previously located at the Providence Street Community Centre.

Freebridge is committed to ensuring the consultation is widely accessible to everyone within the community, by contacting over 1400 members of the community encouraging them to participate in the various consultation events.

A further set of consultation events will then take place before the redevelopment plans are submitted to the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk in the late Summer of 2022.

Anita Jones, Chief Executive of Freebridge Community Housing, said:

“We are delighted to be sharing with the community our plans for 70 new, high-quality, affordable and environmentally friendly homes at Hillington Square together with the refurbishment of the buildings adjacent to Bridge Street and All Saints.

“The current residential blocks and Community Centre are tired and need replacing. Our proposals will deliver the new, affordable homes that King’s Lynn needs and we encourage members of the community take part in our consultation events.

“Alongside the homes we are also proposing a range of community uses. We will be working with our current clients who provide services from the Community Centre and reaching out to other new potential providers to ensure that as much as possible we can shape our proposals around their requirements.”

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