Regenerating communities

We’re proud to be one of the leading regeneration specialists in the UK.

We believe passionately in the power of transforming communities and have a strong track record of success. We know successful regeneration is about much more than bricks and mortar. It means creating the right mix of homes so that people stay in their area; it means creating real ownership in a community and investing in education, health, employment, transport and leisure.

We believe regeneration is about creating communities which give people a foundation for life. 

Wyken and Spon End

In July 2019 we announced our first major regeneration project as Citizen would be the transformation of two communities in Wyken and Spon End.

We asked our customers what they thought about where they live and they told us about a number of issues, including anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping and noise nuisance. They also said they would like to see improvements to their homes.

We want to do something about this which is why in Wyken we’ll be demolishing Vincent Wyles House and transforming William Malcolm House; both of which are tower blocks. We’ll also be building 93 new homes on the space we create by demolishing Vincent Wyles House.

We have announced proposed plans that will see an investment of £120million to transform Spon End. The proposed plans include an ambitious £120million redevelopment programme of the below areas which will see us build 750 new homes over the next ten years.

  • Kerry House / Milestone House / Trafalgar House
  • Spon Gate House
  • Grindlay House / Drinkwater House / George Poole House
  • Gardner House / Fennel House / Winslow House / Corrie House and Givens House
  • Wellington Gardens / Sherbourne Street and Upper Spon Street (85-99)

Read more about our Spon End regeneration plans here.

Read more about our Wyken regeneration plans here.


Spirit Quarters

Spirit Quarters is an award-winning regeneration project which has transformed communities in North East Coventry.

Since the project began in 2006 we have demolished circa 500 homes and built over 900 new homes.

We’ve also made huge improvements to existing homes – including an award-winning scheme at the Manor Farm estate, which saw us work with partners to transform 300 homes and the surrounding areas.

But successful regeneration is about much more than just homes. Our team remains at the heart of regular community activity thanks to a thriving partnership with Moat House Community Trust and the project has created hundreds of training and job opportunities.

More than 1,000 people attend the regular summer and fireworks events we host ever year.

We’re proud that the regeneration of Manor Farm Estate was crowned the winner of the SHIFT Awards – national awards which recognise the best sustainable housing projects – in 2018. It also made the final of the UK Housing Awards in the Best Regeneration Scheme category in 2019.

Work on this major project continues.





Spirit Quarters on ITN

Our Spirit Quarters regeneration featured on an ITN documentary in 2018.

The documentary was produced in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Housing to profile the best housing projects across the UK.

It was screened at Housing 2018 – Europe’s biggest housing event.

Watch the feature to find out more about the transformation of North East Coventry.




North Solihull

Our North Solihull regeneration scheme has been a huge success with work taking place to transform the area over the last 15 years.

The project began in May 2005 when the North Solihull Partnership was created. This was made up of us, InPartnership and Bellway Homes to physically, socially and economically transform the North Solihull area, including Chelmsley Wood, Smiths Wood and Kingshurst.

The work has seen new homes built, new primary schools created, new and improved village centres, new leisure facilities, new healthcare facilities and £3m invested in improving open space and play facilities.

North Solihull in numbers:

  • £226.2m invested
  • 888 homes demolished
  • 1,656 new homes built
  • Six new primary schools built
  • Six new parks
Our social purpose