Romorantin Place to be given a facelift
"This has been a difficult project to get off the ground, but we are delighted that we are finally going to be giving the buildings a much needed overhaul."
Adrian Cheetham, emh homes Property Services Director
Following a successful public consultation held in Long Eaton library, emh homes is pushing ahead with its plans to regenerate Romorantin Place.
The social housing organisation has the funding in place and will be submitting for planning approval shortly. Work is expected to start in the summer, and the project to be completed in summer 2018.
The occupied 19 flats and 22 maisonettes are to be refurbished and fitted with new kitchens and bathrooms. The front of the building is also to be given a facelift.
The decommissioned block of 29 bedsits is no longer considered appropriate for sheltered accommodation, and has been boarded up for many years. The bedsits are to be remodelled into 16 new two-storey family homes.
Feedback from local people has been positive. “Far better than I thought it would be,” said one resident after seeing the artist’s impression of the finished project. “Absolutely buzzing for this project - I think it’s fabulous,” said another.
Adrian Cheetham, Property Services Director at emh homes, said: “This has been a difficult project to get off the ground, but we are delighted that we are finally going to be giving the buildings a much needed overhaul.”
This is the third regeneration project that emh group has undertaken in Erewash since Three Valleys Housing joined the group in 2011. The first two – Hart Lea and Town Street in Sandiacre – were demolition and new build projects and were the first new affordable homes to be built in the borough for over 10 years.
Work has already begun on transforming the disused water fountain at Romorantin Place into a thriving community garden thanks to Long Eaton Civic Society and a £12,000 grant from Tesco. It is hoped the project, which will include a time capsule and a fountain-inspired sculpture, will be completed by the end of May.