We are investing £35m upgrading our Lisgar Terrace estate by redesigning homes to modern design standards that will improve living conditions for existing residents, while increasing the total number of homes by 20%.
Originally built in 1928 as a Samuel Lewis Trust Estate, we first secured planning permission to extend and renovate Lisgar Terrace in 2010, and after four years of hard work, the first homes are now complete.
Our redevelopment of the scheme will link the current blocks together via extensions and change each floor to provide better laid out homes. All flats will get new kitchens and bathrooms and will be more energy efficient with new windows and better insulated walls and floors. There will also be an additional top floor put on to each block providing 38 additional flats across the whole scheme. Homes in the final phase will be for sale on the open market and the sale of these helps to fund the entire regeneration project.
On 11 June we held an open day for residents to give them the opportunity to see the new flats. Cliff Donald, one resident who attended the open day, was born at Lisgar Terrace in 1934. Now aged 80, Cliff says, “My mother moved here in 1928 and I was born in one of the flats upstairs in 1934. I have lived in Lisgar all my life, it is all I have ever known and it has made me very happy. I think the renovation is wonderful and I am very excited to move into my new home.”