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Chapel Street, Evenwood – September 2013
Properties empty for 5 years and more
13 – 17 Chapel Street Now
Other properties external improvements
Inside No.9 Before
………..And After
No.9 Kitchen Before
……….And After
No. 9 Outside Before
……….And After
No.17 Before……………………………And After
Empty Since Fire In 2010
Now
No.17 Kitchen Before
………And Now
No.17 No Stairs…………………………………..Stairs
Five Lamps
•30 years of social, economic and financial inclusion
activities working with c25000 people each year
•Empty Ho...
Evenwood
•Rural, former mining community in southwest of
County Durham
•Long-standing issue – failed bids previously
•9 ou...
• ‘I don’t walk down there any more’
• ‘Knock the bloody street down’
• ‘This used to be a lovely street’
• Considered a b...
Result
•A revived street …… and renewed sense of
community
•We’ve done 3, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 and 17
•Another EHCGP deliverer...
Impact of EHCGP - Five Lamps - Graeme Oram
Impact of EHCGP - Five Lamps - Graeme Oram
Impact of EHCGP - Five Lamps - Graeme Oram
Impact of EHCGP - Five Lamps - Graeme Oram
Impact of EHCGP - Five Lamps - Graeme Oram
Impact of EHCGP - Five Lamps - Graeme Oram
Impact of EHCGP - Five Lamps - Graeme Oram
Impact of EHCGP - Five Lamps - Graeme Oram
Impact of EHCGP - Five Lamps - Graeme Oram
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Impact of EHCGP - Five Lamps - Graeme Oram

  1. 1. Chapel Street, Evenwood – September 2013
  2. 2. Properties empty for 5 years and more
  3. 3. 13 – 17 Chapel Street Now
  4. 4. Other properties external improvements
  5. 5. Inside No.9 Before
  6. 6. ………..And After
  7. 7. No.9 Kitchen Before
  8. 8. ……….And After
  9. 9. No. 9 Outside Before
  10. 10. ……….And After
  11. 11. No.17 Before……………………………And After
  12. 12. Empty Since Fire In 2010
  13. 13. Now
  14. 14. No.17 Kitchen Before
  15. 15. ………And Now
  16. 16. No.17 No Stairs…………………………………..Stairs
  17. 17. Five Lamps •30 years of social, economic and financial inclusion activities working with c25000 people each year •Empty Homes a strong strategic fit but securing capital was a challenge •EHCGP £1.27m •49 properties (1 purchase, 48 leases) •Darlington & County Durham •Opportunities for FL enterprise starts, employability clients and young people
  18. 18. Evenwood •Rural, former mining community in southwest of County Durham •Long-standing issue – failed bids previously •9 out of 17 properties flagged up for EHCGP •Only 3 properties being lived in •Anti-Social Behaviour a huge issue •October 2006 Property Selling for £65k - £71k •Over £50k as recently as 2008 •£20k by 2011 •Guide Price £5k in 2013 Property Auction
  19. 19. • ‘I don’t walk down there any more’ • ‘Knock the bloody street down’ • ‘This used to be a lovely street’ • Considered a biomass heating system for all 17 properties • Delivery model just didn’t stack up ….. And it set us back by 6-8 months • Despite everything still a challenge to get owners to sign up
  20. 20. Result •A revived street …… and renewed sense of community •We’ve done 3, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 and 17 •Another EHCGP deliverer has done 16 •The LA cluster programme is looking to support 7 and 12 •10 and 11 have improved their external appearance •‘It’s nearly like it used to be’ •Without EHCGP it wouldn’t have happened •Five Lamps has a powerful appetite to do more.

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