Hulme City Challenge Partnership, Manchester

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  • Hulme City Challenge Partnership, Manchester
    • brought together organisations such as The Guinness Trust, Bellway Homes and Manchester City Council
    • Problems
      • public sector housing deteriorating due to poor design + maintanance
      • Crime, Vandalism and drug abuse
    • Development
      • Social
        • Community center: Zion Art Center
          • dance+musical facilities for young people
        • Main shopping center refurbished with new ASDA
          • created 250 new jobs
          • improved sevices
        • Crime has reduced and more social mix
      • Housing
        • traditional 2 storey homes and low rise flat
          • Designed to conserve water and energy efficient
          • materials are carefully selected
        • 1995- 600 new homes for rent
        • 400 homes improved and refurbished
        • Crescents and deck-access housings demolished
      • Environ
        • Birley Fields: partly developed for office blocks, partly remain as urban parkland
        • Retain existing mature trees
      • Communication
        • measures taken to minimise traffic speed in housing areas to increase safety
        • Increased car parking space available for residents + business


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