Costing £120 million, this project was a redevelopment and regeneration of a former MOD housing site that was sold in the 1970s.
Rowner Village was in the top 20% most deprived areas in England and one of the worst estates in South East England. It featured in BBC’s Panorama and was nominated as one of the worst buildings in Britain in Channel 4's “Demolition” programme.
Working with the Renewal Partnership, a new estate with a new name - Alver Village - has been delivered. It offers different tenures and a mix of 1,2, 3 and 4 bed homes. The homes are modern and better insulated, with improved community facilities and new retail units, including a Tesco supermarket, a Costa Coffee, a pharmacy and a Subway; all of which bring needed employment opportunities for local people.
This major project has included extensive community consultation, the rehousing of the 500 affected families and the purchase of over 300 privately owned properties. A compulsory purchase order was required to deliver a few properties where an agreement could not be reached, and negotiations with a major supermarket, retailers and telecommunication companies were required to deliver this ongoing project.
Gosport Borough Council
John Thompson Partners & Chetwoods
Gosport Borough Council, Hampshire County Council, Homes and Community Agency, Taylor Wimpey
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