Stonedale Crescent Regeneration


A transformational masterplan for this “Radburn” type housing estate and neighbouring area in Croxteth, Liverpool. The overall masterplan includes the regeneration of existing homes, new community facilities, landscape and public realm enhancement as well as around 170 new homes.

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Cobalt Housing – supported by the council, Homes England and MHCLG - commissioned Gillespies, Cushman & Wakefield, Hemingway Design and Ekosgen to prepare a regeneration masterplan as a pilot for the government-supported Regeneration Estate Programme.

Stonedale Crescent is an area of Radburn-type housing that lies within Croxteth, one of the most deprived wards in the borough but an area with a strong sense of community. The plan promotes environmental enhancements around existing homes, the development of integrated new homes on a cleared site, the creation and remodelling of new open spaces and the refashioning of streets and alleyways.

The process has involved close working with a range of partners and local representatives, community drop-ins and creative spin-off activities, a visioning workshop and regular board briefings. Successes have included developing a broad consensus, costed quick wins, securing a key site from Homes England, and promoting the plan as a model for Cobalt and MHCLG.

The proposals suggest that Stonedale Crescent has the potential to become a sustainable community with a strong local ‘heart’ serving an integrated neighbourhood providing a range of homes. A safe and attractive green network of spaces will provide a healthy range of parks, gardens and connections to facilities and attractions in the broader locality. This connectivity also assists in supporting employment with private sector partners playing their part in the development of jobs and skills. The potential exists to promote Stonedale Crescent as a neighbourhood renowned for healthy green lifestyle opportunities.