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Troutbeck Crescent is close to the eastern boundary of the Mereside Estate, next to Preston New Road and Clifton Road.
The six residential blocks consists of 81 council flats and bed-sits.
- In May 2018 approval was granted to begin to rehouse existing tenants and get the leasehold interests
- In January 2019 approval was granted to proceed with a development that will provide 75 new council homes at Troutbeck Crescent
The new homes will be a mix of one bed apartments, two and three bed family homes and a small number of accessible homes.
The key objectives of the redevelopment at Troutbeck Crescent are:
- Address the need for more high quality affordable housing in Blackpool
- Deliver a long-term sustainable development at Troutbeck
- Provide an attractive environment integrating with the surrounding areas and an inviting gateway into Blackpool
- Promote a strong community
- A cost-effective development, funded rents over 35 years
- Support the local economy by using locally-based building contractors and local labour where possible and by providing training opportunities to young people in the area
Design and delivery
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The partners responsible for the delivery of the redevelopment are:
- Blackpool Council
- Blackpool Coastal Housing
- Blackpool Housing Company
In October 2018, Cassidy and Ashton Ltd, were appointed as lead architect. The have responsibility to draw up the redevelopment plans for the demolition and planning applications.
The layout plan for the scheme can be downloaded here.
In November 2018 a consultation event was held at Mereside Boys and Girls Club.
This event allowed us to share the first version of the proposed scheme and capture feedback from residents.
A second consultation was held in January 2019 a detailed scheme layout, house types and visualisations were shared with the public.
Comments and feedback helped refine the scheme before submitting a planning application.
- Planning application submitted (March 2019)
- Demolition of the existing six residential blocks (spring 2019)
- Procurement of a construction contractor (Summer 2019)
- Construction of the new houses to start (autumn 2019)
- Completion of the scheme (autumn 2021)