Tuesday, 18 July 2017

What Does Regeneration Mean for Housing?

Regeneration is a subject which is frequently spoken of within North Wales, and as such, the region attracts funds (most commonly public money) from the Welsh Government in order to invest within the area. This is achieved through the hire of construction Denbighshire who then undertake varying works in order to promote economic growth within the regenerated region. These works, usually residential or commercial, then contribute toward smaller scale works which vastly improve the quality of life directly in the area and all around it.

Regeneration was not a commonly used term before the late 90s, when it became a leading policy of the New Labour Government which were elected between 1997 and 2010. The emphasis of regeneration was to bring the UK back from the decline throughout varying areas of the UK which had suffered from downscaling of the industrial and manufacturing economy which dated back to the early 70s.

Projects such as the Millennium Dome and the 2012 Olympic Park were both commissioned to stimulate economic growth, and to use vacant and contaminated sites which were seen as holding back the development of the immediate area. However, regeneration is not a term which only applies to larger projects.

In North Wales in particular, regeneration is happening – and the fact it is on a smaller scale than such large projects is nothing to be ashamed of. Regeneration targets what is needed - and in the case of these efforts smaller ways do not mean inferior ways, as long as the regeneration project is right.

This mentality has been played straight with the coastal town of Rhyl, in North Wales. If anything, the regeneration effort within Rhyl has been truly significant and a good guide for the rest of the North Wales region due to the fact that the regeneration works have enabled other works to happen.

Within North Wales, regeneration works have been undertaken for the purpose of securing long-term change by improving places and making them far more attractive to residents and investors - but that is not where successful regeneration should end. Regeneration is best achieved in stages - as the work of local firm Brenig Construction completed in the seaside town of Rhyl has shown.

Their work within Rhyl has been a good example of regeneration via varying works- and a truly successful endeavour.

Their works on the West Rhyl Green Area were facilitated through the demolition of two terraced rows which were considered an eyesore by visitors and residents alike.

This work by Brenig Construction has paved the way for other works as a direct result – the demolition of more abandoned rows of houses to provide brand new housing which is attractive to residents within Rhyl, as well as being ideal accommodation for a starter home.

Furthermore, works on the Rhyl Coastal defences have been part of the wider Rhyl regeneration project, as well as very many other projects.

Regeneration in action can often be caused by a single project, but is far more than merely a single project. Successful projects on a consecutive basis can open up opportunities to continue the work - as well as realising the ultimate aim- creating far more equal communities and places to be proud of.  

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