AN £8 MILLION regeneration project to breathe new life into Dines Green has been brought to a close with a ceremony attended by local dignitaries.
The occasion was marked by hundreds of residents, Worcester’s MP Robin Walker and the city’s Mayor Coun Roger Knight, who came together to celebrate the impressive face-lift.
Dines Green’s multi-million pound revamp boasts 61 new affordable homes, parking provision, a community hub and new shops including a Post Office and Chinese take-away.
And the estate is now home to the city’s newest church after St Michael’s was rebuilt to make way for housing.
Guy Weston, chief executive of housing provider Fortis Living, said: “The regeneration of Dines Green is a good example of how Fortis Living invests in communities. By improving homes and surrounding areas we are building a better future for our tenants.”
Mr Walker said: “It was wonderful to see so many people come along to this special event in Dines Green.
“It is a reminder of the important work housing associations carry out in our communities and the transformational impact of regeneration. Alongside the delivery of much-needed affordable homes this regeneration project has delivered smart new community facilities, shop fronts and even a new church for people of Dines Green.
“I am delighted to see such a positive approach, meeting the needs residents have set out and delivering for the community in Dines Green”