Category Archives: Millfleet Court

Millfleet Court Shortlisted for Award

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Freebridge Community Housing are proud to announce that the marketing campaign for Millfleet Court and Hillington Square have been shortlisted in the National Housing Federation Awards. To qualify for the award, Freebridge was to clearly show that they had engaged directly with residents living in the area, along with the wider community.

The in-house communications team at the community housing association designed and implemented the campaign to promote the new homes at Millfleet Court, Hillington Square.

Tony Hall, Chief Executive at Freebridge said: “The regeneration of Hillington Square is by far and away the largest single project we’ve undertaken as an organisation, and potentially one of the biggest that the local community in King’s Lynn will see in the centre of town. It was really important to us that we engaged with everyone, and the campaign met the needs of our tenants, residents and the wider community.

“We always have and continue to be committed to creating A Better West Norfolk, and by Millfleet Court being recognised on a national stage we know that our vision will be supported for many years to come. It’s a fantastic achievement for everyone involved in all aspects of the regeneration, and we are looking forward to find out where we come in September.”

The £30-million regeneration of Hillington Square is being carried out by Lovell Construction. Phase One, Millfleet Court was launched in November 2014, and Phase Two is due for completion later this year.

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The results for the national award will be announced in London on 10 September. Wish us luck!

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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!

THE GRAND OPENING!

On Friday 7 November 2014 you’re invited to join us in celebrating the grand opening of Millfleet Court! KL.FM will be broadcasting live, delicious food will be on offer and the afternoon will end with a memorable fireworks display.

We’d love to see you there, so if you want to come along give Hayley a call in our Communications and Engagement Team on 01553 66812 or email her on hayley.culham@freebridge.org.uk