The first phase of Dolphin House Regeneration project is currently on site.
This phase consists of the deep retrofitting of 3 of the existing housing blocks to provide 63 refurbished apartments and the provision of 37 new build units – 28 apartments and 9 houses – 100 units in total. The retrofitting includes externally insulating the walls of the existing blocks to improve their thermal efficiency and the provision of lifts to make all units accessible. Outdoor spaces will be landscaped and play areas provided within the courtyard areas. Work is proceeding well on site and it is hoped that residents will be able to move into the finished units in the summer of 2018. Work is already underway designing Phase 2 of the regeneration which will again consist of a mixture of retrofitting of the existing blocks and some new build infill. It is envisaged that once the regeneration is complete, the existing Dolphin House community will have been re-housed in comfortable, retrofitted or new build accommodation and that additional units will also have been created for new residents.