Regenerating 2 streets to create a military veterans village and tackle homelessness.
Our Director Colin Savage worked with the BBC and Manchester Stategic housing in remodelling 8 houses to create three larger accessible family homes for injured veterans. Three houses were redesigned to create a regional office for Waliking with the Wounded together with emergency accommodation for four adults adjacent. 30 additional properties were refurbished and brought up to modern standards, creating much needed family accommodation.
The aim of the project was to create a veterans’ housing community within the existing community on two streets in east Manchester, where empty homes have been blighting the area.
A north-west base for Walking With the Wounded was also established, from which they provide a range of advice and support services for veterans and their families.
The entire street also now benefits from street scene improvements with disabled access and a planting scheme. AEW staff returned in the summer of 2018 to give the street a fresh makeover.
Completed by AEW personnel at previous practice