CASE STUDY: Measuring the placemaking impacts of housing-led regeneration

18.09.23 3 min read by Phil Mayall

Salford Central is featured as case study in Homes England’s latest report ‘Measuring the placemaking impacts of housing-led regeneration’.

As part of our joint venture, ECF, we work in close partnership with Homes England, along with Legal & General, delivering long-term, place-based regeneration across the UK.

Within their new Strategic Plan, Homes England have set themselves the mission of driving regeneration and housing delivery, to create high-quality homes and thriving places.

This will support greater social justice, the levelling up of communities across England and the creation of places people are proud to call home. An integral part of achieving this mission will be our ability to understand the impact we are having in places, not just in terms of the outputs we deliver but the wider social value of our activity and that of our partners.”

As part of this approach, Homes England has published a ‘Measuring Social Impact’ report, with the first paper focussing on ‘Measuring the placemaking impacts of housing-led regeneration’.

The report is the first of a suite of documents and guidance they will be publishing over the coming year, setting out the findings of their research programme. It demonstrates the significant wider benefits housing-led regeneration can create and, importantly, enables the inclusion of these benefits within project and programme Benefit Cost Ratios.

Homes England

Extensive case study evidence demonstrates the positive external impacts of housing-led development, and we’re proud that Salford Central, an ECF project, has been featured in the report.

Placemaking at Salford Central
To date, ECF has started 2,700 homes, of which almost 2,200 have been completed. It has also delivered more than one million square feet of commercial, retail and leisure space and has improved the public spaces and transport links in the regions it has invested in.”

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