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Regeneration webinar - London


Over the summer the CIH London board hosted a regeneration webinar - catch up.

The webinar looked at the key actions an authority or a registered landlord must understand prior to embarking on what is a major upheaval to residents of estates earmarked for regeneration and a major financial commitment for the organisation. The rationale for regeneration must be clearly defined and communicated in order to secure support and buy-in from residents, political members and other key stakeholders.

We started with a discussion of the principle factors and considerations that help determine the decision for full demolition and redevelopment of an estate or partial demolition or refurbishment of an estate. This includes: decant, leaseholder buy-backs, 141 replacements, funding early capital expenditure and resourcing the project. 

The webinar looked at a case study of the different approaches to estate regeneration of two almost identical housing estates in South London owned and managed by two registered providers. The schemes had identical construction of terraced houses and flats, a number of RTB acquisitions pepper-potted across the estates, major property and grounds maintenance challenges and a range of social issues. The presentation considered the different approaches to and importance of resident engagement and involvement in estate regeneration from inception to delivery as a key success factor.     

Opportunities for partnering to deliver regeneration projects were also considered, including a review of recent institutional investor interest in the housing market which is helping to deliver much needed affordable and private sector housing across London.

Watch the webinar

If you missed the webinar you can catch up here - and make sure to keep an eye out for future webinars, too.

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