We are delighted to announce that Regenda Homes and their training partner, The Learning Foundry will be taking space as tenants in the Fleetwood hospital building.
Charley Wilkinson, Chief Executive of the Fleetwood Trust said, “We are thrilled to welcome Regenda Homes and the Learning Foundry as the latest tenants in our vision to create a vibrant and sustainable community hub for Fleetwood. The services in the hub will include a community kitchen and dining area, support for those seeking employment, youth facilities, financial support and a business incubator. The Fleetwood Trust looks forward to working with Regenda and all our tenants on many exciting opportunities for local residents in the years ahead.”
The move is part of Regenda’s 10-year vision for Fleetwood, that sees them investing £40million in the area through new developments at Lighthouse View, Marine View and West View and through improvement works to existing homes.
The Learning Foundry, which is part of The Regenda Group, will offer new and exciting employment and training opportunities, including apprenticeships, traineeships and courses for adults throughout Fleetwood.
M&Y Maintenance and Construction, part of The Regenda Group, will carry out refurbishment works to Regenda’s new office and will convert the existing office on Lord Street into three-bedroom homes.
Steve Newsham, Regional Director for Regenda Homes, said: “We’re really excited to be part of this fantastic community hub, located within Fleetwood Hospital, that will make a huge difference to the lives of so many local residents. Regenda is committed to its 10 year vision for Fleetwood, and this partnership with the Fleetwood Trust is a big part of our plans to invest in our communities and ensure that residents have the right opportunities where all can thrive.”
The Fleetwood Trust acquired the hospital building in November 2018, beginning an extensive regeneration program to provide a venue for local services and support. The Pantry, part of the Fleetwood Together food support, opened in 2020; as lockdown eases Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Volunteer Centre have resumed their community groups and NHS outpatient services continue to be available to the public. Planning permission for the next phase: multi-use spaces, a community café and a community garden was approved in February this year.
We would also like to take the opportunity to congratulate Regenda on winning the award for Regeneration Scheme of the Year at the 2021 North Western Housing Awards for their work in the Town.