Tony Pidgley joins Heseltine’s sink estate rebuild team

Aaron Morby 8 years ago
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Berkeley Group chairman Tony Pidgley has joined a 17-strong panel of advisers to help Lord Helseltine transform the country’s worst sink estates.

Tony Pidgley, chief executive of Berkeley Homes joins mixed group of developers, designers and housing associations to deliver Prime Minister's plan to bulldoze sink estates
Tony Pidgley, chief executive of Berkeley Homes joins mixed group of developers, designers and housing associations to deliver Prime Minister's plan to bulldoze sink estates

The panel will develop a national estate regeneration strategy with the aim of working with up to 100 estates to tackle deprivation and transform them into stronger communities.

Co-chaired by Lord Heseltine and Housing Minister Brandon Lewis and reporting to the Prime Minister, the group will use their collective expertise to look at how the layout of estates can be best used to deliver more quality homes that people can buy and rent.

Estate regeneration panel

Members

  • Tony Pidgley, chief executive of Berkeley Homes
  • Peter Vernon, chief executive of Grosvenor Estates
  • Jane Duncan, president of the Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Felicie Krikler, associate director at Assael Architecture
  • Dominic Grace, head of London Residential Development at estates agents Savills
  • Elaine Bailey, chief executive of Hyde Housing Association
  • Paul Tennant, chief executive from Orbit Housing Association
  • Emma Cariaga from the British Land and Thames Valley Housing Association
  • Councillor Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council
  • David Budd, Mayor of Middlesbrough
  • Graham Allen, MP for Nottingham North
  • Andrew Boff, leader of the Greater London Authority Conservatives housing group
  • Ben Bolgar, director of Design Theory and Networks at the Prince’s Foundation
  • Natalie Elphicke, chief executive of the Housing & Finance Institute
  • Nicholas Boys Smith, director of Create Streets

The Prime Minister announced last month that £140m would be released to jump-start the regeneration.

The loan funding will allow communities to lever in investment from the public and private sector to deliver ambitious projects that local people can be proud of.

Lord Heseltine said: “The panel will provide expert advice, support and explore innovative funding solutions to drive forward the regeneration of estates around the country.

“I am clear that this has to be locally led and we must work with the residents of such estates. I now want to see local communities coming forward with innovative ideas to achieve desirable neighbourhoods that local people can be proud of.

The panel met for the first time at the York Road Estate in Battersea, London where plans are being developed for a major regeneration scheme.

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