The Bold Street and Marlborough Road area was identified as a high priority West End Masterplan. The area has benefitted from significant regeneration work including:
- Marlborough Road HMO clearance and construction of Adactus new build homes
- Remodelling works to 19-33 Bold Street
- Facelift works to 7-11a Bold Street
- West End Gardens and the Silver Café
- Battery improvements and fountains
The final element to this masterplan area is focussed on a terrace of houses on Bold Street (even numbers 6-38) and a number of back-street workshops. These houses exhibited some of the poorest quality housing in the West End. The Masterplan proposed replacement with modern good quality family housing.
The program of acquisition and demolition was undertaken in a series of phases, with the final clearance works taking place in 2015. Just prior to completing acquisition of the site in 2014 the council tendered the Bold Street development opportunity to the market. The site struggled to gain interest from either the private sector or registered social landlords housing developers.
In 2016 the Bold Street site was remarketed on similar terms and gained some positive initial interest, but unfortunately only resulted in one bid and that was from Placefirst. Placefirst have been appointed as the council’s preferred developer and are developing proposals for new build family housing. The intention is to undertake development work and secure planning permission ready to start on site when West End Two completes in 2019.
Last updated: 12 October 2018