Skip to main content

Redpoll Place gets a new lease of life

Posted on 05 August 2019

Redpoll Place in Bretton, Peterborough, has been given a new look and a new name as part of major renovation works by Cross Keys Homes (CKH) and Peterborough City Council

Redpoll Place provides much-needed short stay accommodation and support to enable people to secure permanent homes and is part of CKH’s work with the council to reduce homelessness in the city. 

CKH invested £350,000 in the project, with a financial contribution from the council. The block of flats has been re-clad and communal areas and corridors updated with a fresh and welcoming feel. Lighting and CCTV has also been improved, as has access to homes and community areas, providing a modern and safe public space. 

CKH Chief Executive, Claire Higgins, said: “These works are breathing new life into a slightly forgotten area of the city. Anti-social behaviour and criminal activity have been an increasing blight on the lives of the community. The measures we have put in place should address this and ensure residents and visitors feel safe.” 

Officially opening Redpoll Place, Wendi Ogle-Welbourn, Peterborough City Council’s Deputy CEO and Corporate Director People and Communities, said: “These additional short stay accommodation places are vital in our work to combat homelessness, and part of the much wider work we are doing with Cross Keys Homes.”