Green Street, one of the very sucesful regeneration projects by Blueprint in Nottingham (Image courtesy of Blueprint)
I am just back from a meeting (and amazing lunch – thanks Ash!) at Blueprint, our SME partner in TURAS and many other successful ventures. I bring fresh news to TURAS: the City Council is purchasing the Homes and Communities Agency’s (HCA) 50 percent share in the joint venture development company Blueprint alongside Aviva Investor’s Igloo Regeneration Partnership.
Originally set up in May 2005 for 10 years to facilitate physical regeneration in the East Midlands with the Igloo Partnership and managed by Igloo Regeneration and Aviva Investors, Blueprint has a strong focus on some of Nottingham’s key regeneration projects.
Blueprint chief executive and vice chairman of Igloo Regeneration, Nick Ebbs, also a Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, said: “Our partnership with the City Council will enable us to create a framework to unlock the potential of some of the biggest regeneration sites in Nottingham and the region – and speed up the delivery of that regeneration. We will also be working together to identify and develop new sites in ways that will reflect Blueprint’s established reputation for ‘place-making’ – creating new communities and neighbourhoods in Nottingham and beyond.”
You can ready more about the purchase here.
The great news for TURAS is that one of the biggest regeneration sites Blueprint is working on is our Trent Basin demonstration site and I heard today from Peter Conboy that the contracts are in place to get the first 41 units started!Keywords: Nottingham City, Regeneration Projects, Nick Ebbs,