£9m Nelson regeneration shortlisted for award

The historic area of Whitefield has been shortlisted in the 2015 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) North West Awards.

121_680x453The recently completed Presbytery scheme was submitted for the prestigious award as the last piece in the jigsaw of the £9m transformation of Whitefield.

Fourteen new family houses, 18 refurbished heritage terraces and a new green open space now occupy the site of the former Presbytery which was derelict for many years.

The scheme now forms the centre piece within Whitefield’s transformation.

Julie Palmer, senior regeneration officer for Pendle Council said: “These awards are for the most inspirational initiatives in the UK.

“Hundreds of projects are entered nationally, so it’s great news that we’ve been recognised,” she said. The Presbytery scheme has been a collaboration between PEARL2 and the Great Places Housing Group.

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Architects Liberata was the designer of scheme and Pendle Council created the green open space for the community.

PEARL2, the joint venture company run by Pendle Council and local contractor, investor and developer, Barnfield Construction has lead on the ambitious programme in Whitefield over recent years. Tim Webber, managing director of Barnfield and a board member of PEARL said: “As a Pendle developer, based less than two miles away, we’re proud to have played a big part in this stunning housing scheme and in creating a new future in this area of Nelson.”