Local children enjoyed an afternoon of fun and games in Heath Town last week, when we, and City of Wolverhampton Council, opened three brand new play areas on the estate.

The Heath Town estate, which was first opened in 1969 by Princess Margaret, is undergoing a £120 million regeneration, including the development of new and modernised homes. The project, which is being led by City of Wolverhampton Council in conjunction with us, the managing agent for the council’s housing stock, will see hundreds of people move into the area and a boost to the local economy. 

The opening of the playgrounds on Tuesday, April 23rd, was just the next in a long line of improvements to the estate, which have so far seen many homes fitted with new frontages, including improved windows and doors, as well as the demolition of older properties to make way for the creation of around 300 new homes.

The opening is also one of many events planned this year to commemorate Heath Town’s 50th anniversary, which will conclude with a special event in September 2019, including a photography exhibition and the laying of a time capsule. Along with the council, we are also encouraging local residents to celebrate the occasion on social media by trending #HeathTown50. 

Chief Executive for Wolverhampton Homes, Shaun Aldis, said:

The improvements taking place at Heath Town are about more than just upgrading our housing; local people told us just how important good outdoor space is for them, so we’ve provided three great play areas for children to enjoy outdoor play in a safe, family-friendly environment. We’re really pleased to welcome local children to enjoy the new playgrounds and in good time for the summer months. The estate has a really strong sense of community and we’ve been working closely with residents to make sure that they continue to thrive.” 

City of Wolverhampton Council Director for Housing, Kate Martin, said: 

The Heath Town estate is undergoing a huge transformation that will improve the quality of life for everyone living there. More than 300 new homes across several sites are to be built at Heath Town for sale and rent and, along with Wolverhampton Homes’ major improvement works, will provide an uplift to the area. The opening of these three play areas will provide excellent facilities for the children and families living there and enhance the strong community spirit that already exists.”

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