Demolition work begins in Westcliff
Work to demolish the former Westcliff Precinct has begun to make way for affordable new homes.
The next stage in our £9million project to completely regenerate the Westcliff area of Scunthorpe has started, and it is expected that demolition work will take several weeks to complete.
The project is being supported by North Lincolnshire Council and Homes England. The demolition work is being carried out by UDCS and TG Sowerby’s Ltd will be building the new homes.
The new homes are part of a larger project which includes The Arc; a large community hub with a cafe, Little Owls nursery, youth zone, enterprise zone and a post office, a large One Stop convenience store, a Coop Pharmacy and three other retail units.
Martin Phillips, Development Manager, said: “These are shaping up to be really fantastic homes, and will really help to transform the area. There is already a great sense of community in Westcliff, so to be able to build on that with more family homes is brilliant. It’s a long term project, but the physical change can now start to be seen on site.”
“There will be a range of different homes to suit the needs of a variety of people looking for a home in this area.
“Ongo has a commitment to support local communities, and this is just one of the ways we’re doing this, by building much needed affordable homes and improving community facilities for people living in and around the Westcliff area.”
Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The new affordable homes will provide much needed family accommodation for local people and will massively improve the area. Since the opening of The Arc recently, Westcliff has been transformed through a joint regeneration project between the council and Ongo Homes.
“The partnership shows just what can be achieved by working together. The bulldozing of the old Westcliff precinct will see a new identity for Westcliff that residents can be really proud of.”