Housing Minister Officially Opens Millfleet Court

On Friday the Minister for Housing and Planning Brandon Lewis MP officially opened Millfleet Court, the first completed phase of the exciting regeneration of Hillington Square!

The day saw the community, including residents soon to move into the new homes, and Freebridge employees celebrating with KL.FM’s DJ Ryan Taylor who was broadcasting from the site. Guests attending alongside Brandon Lewis MP included Henry Bellingham MP and Councillor Barry Ayres the Mayor of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk as well as designers Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway.

Tony Hall, Chief Executive of Freebridge Community Housing said: “This is a momentous occasion for the people living in King’s Lynn and we were so pleased that Brandon Lewis MP was able to join us and open Millfleet Court. Seeing so many people having fun this afternoon was great, but more importantly, we are delighted that the new homes are ready and people are about to move in and enjoy living in the heart of the community.

Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis went on to comment: “Building more affordable homes is a vital part of our long-term economic plan.  We have already built 200,000 new affordable homes and new investment will help us reach the fastest rate of affordable house building for two decades. I am delighted to open Millfleet Court and hear how Freebridge Housing have worked with the local community to deliver good quality affordable homes for residents new and old.”

Guests also got to see a short film which saw key people involved with the regeneration interviewed, as well as an insight into the history of Hillington Square, which you can see over here.

And lastly, but definitely not leastly, the celebrations culminated in a firework display!

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