Dee Park redevelopment enters new phase

Thu 9 August 2012, 12:38 pm

The 150m regeneration of a Reading estate has reached a new milestone with the demolition of a block of 1960s flats.

The move signals the start of the second phase of work at Dee Park in Tilehurst, which will provide will provide 85 affordable rent homes and 21 new homes for private sale.

Phase one of the work began in 2010 and will ultimately provide some 264 homes on the estate.

Work is being being led by Dee Park Partnership, a joint venture between Willmott Dixon and Catalyst Housing, in partnership with Reading Borough Council.

Jo Lovelock, chair of the Dee Park Neighbourhood Board and leader of Reading Borough Council, said last month’s demolition represented "another important landmark in the regeneration” and would enable more families to move into decent homes.

Andrew Sinclair, project director for Dee Park Partnership, said: “The regeneration is really starting to take shape and people visiting Dee Park are surprised by the significant change. We are delighted to be starting work on this new phase, which is another great step forward.”

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