A major £21million regeneration project will see the Wyken area of Coventry transformed.

You can find out more about the plans and the latest progress on the project on this page.

About the project

The regeneration of an area of Wyken will be our first major regeneration project as Citizen, alongside our regeneration of Spon End.

 

Our Vincent Wyles House tower block which is made up of 144 flats will be demolished and 93 new homes will be built in its place.

 

Meanwhile, our 15-storey William Malcolm House, made up of 112 flats, will be refurbished.

 

The five year project will be completed in 2024.

William Malcolm House and Vincent Wyles House

Latest progress

We have now appointed Baily Garner as the lead consultant for the project and they have been working on the designs and the proposed scope of work. We will shortly be going out to tender to appoint a contractor to deliver the works and aim to submit a planning application in April 2021.

 

The rehousing of customers at Vincent Wyles House is now in progress. We expect this to be completed by late 2021. The building will then be demolished to make way for the new homes.

 

Subject to permission being granted and final specifications we will make the following improvements at William Malcolm House:

  • Make homes warmer and more energy efficient by fitting external wall insulation
  • New windows and doors
  • New front entrance and security doors
  • Refurbishment of communal areas
  • New bin chute
  • New roof.

We have brought the replacement of the bin chute at William Malcolm House forward due to continued problems. This will take place in early 2021. All customers in the block have been informed.

Watch our virtual workshop

The views of our customers are hugely important to us and we hosted a virtual workshop to showcase initial plans and update customers on the progress of the project on 11 December 2o2o.

 

You can watch the workshop in full below:

 

Got a question?

Do you have a question about our Wyken regeneration project?

 

Fill in the form below and a member of our Regeneration Team will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

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