Major £200m Regeneration Plans Get the Go-Ahead as Thousands Vote ‘Yes’
In a recent vote held in Westminster, thousands of residents in central London supported a multi-million pound regeneration programme, the gross value of which is calculated at £212million.
In favour of the plans voted 78.4 per cent of residents in the Ebury Bridge Estate in Pimlico and 87.5 per cent in the Church Street area of Marylebone. The regeneration project will include over 1000 new homes built in Westminster, thus addressing overcrowding and lack of housing. Additionally it will deliver new jobs (and new customers for the cleaners in Westminster), enterprise and public realm improvements.
A new covered market square on ‘Salisbury Street Triangle’ is among the plans at Church Street for a market upgrade, which will reveal the opportunity for 300 new jobs and 100 apprenticeships.
A new landmark community and health centre will be built on Lisson Grove, as well as a new play and sports facility on Luton Street.
Furthermore, there will be great deal of building renovations in an attempt to modernise them and decrease electricity bills. Green areas, children's playgrounds and sport and leisure centres are also included in the planning.