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Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) launched its first ‘Total Place’ project in March 2013.
Covering the Silkmore and Penkside area, the £6.7m investment has improved the quality of life for people and uplifted the environment of the whole project area.
In total 336 homes across six streets – Sidney Avenue; Exeter Street; Perrin Close; Plant Crescent; Peach Avenue and Silkmore Lane benefited from this investment. The investment has significantly improved the appearance and living experience for our customers and it also could benefit home owners in the area.
The regeneration work concluded in 2015, with a final phase of 35 new build homes at Silkmore Gardens completed in 2017.
Total Place will bring a range of benefits, including reduced crime rates, less anti-social behaviour, increased demand for properties, lower turnover of tenancies, support for local jobs and improved energy efficiency of homes, resulting in a reduction of 58% in Co2 emissions.
Local businesses were specifically given the opportunity to tender for all the works within Total Place. The projects have been broken into smaller chunks to allow smaller contractors the chance to become part of this special project. By doing this, SARH are looking to benefit the wider Stafford economy and encourage local employment of labour within all of the contracts.
The initial works were carried out on the Sidney Avenue flats, and the final results have received much accolade from both customers and local residents.