Regeneration of King’s Lynn housing estate is admired

Tony Hall, chief executive of Freebridge Community Housing, and David Orr, National Housing Federation
Tony Hall, chief executive of Freebridge Community Housing, and David Orr, National Housing Federation

David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation, came to add his congratulations to Freebridge Community Housing after the third phase of the regeneration of Lynn’s Hillington Square was completed.

Colby Court follows completion on Millfleet Court and Valentine Place and means 158 of the 320 orginal homes are now finished. Mr Orr, pictured with Freebridge chief executive Tony Hall, was also shown the start of the work on phase 4, which will complete a further 44 homes in early 2018.

Mr Orr said: “Regeneration is about taking places like Hillington Square, where people were thrilled to live when they were first built, and making changes so that people are thrilled to live here once again.

“Seeing the work that Freebridge have done demonstrates the kind of difference that organisations that know and understand their communities can really make.

“Freebridge should be proud of what they’ve achieved.”

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