Red letter day for King’s Lynn estate

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The Government’s housing minister is set to officially open Millfleet Court this Friday, marking completion of the first phase of the regeneration of Hillington Square, Lynn.

MP Brandon Lewis, minister for housing and planning, will join Freebridge Community Housing for the launch event, which will signify completion of the first stage of the £30million project.

The grand opening will be the first chance for Freebridge to celebrate the regeneration project’s first milestone, and the team will be joined by North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham and town mayor, Cllr Barry Ayres.

Designers Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway, who have been responsible for the remodelling project in Hillington Square, will also be at the event.

Members of the wider community, including residents moving into the new homes, and Freebridge employees will be joining together for a celebration at the site.

KL.FM presenters will be broadcasting live from the site, and there will also be a firework display to mark the occasion.

Tenants, who have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity, are beginning to move into the 58 aspirational new homes made up of studios, one, two and three bedroom flats within Millfleet Court.

Freebridge became the first housing association in the country to work with the Government’s cabinet office to improve an estate, linking up with the cabinet’s behavioural insights team to bring about lasting social changes to Hillington Square.