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26th February 2015
Graham Longbone
PROBE (HULL) Ltd
 Social Enterprise established in 1997
 Aims “to work with local people and businesses to help build pr...
Empty Homes Initiative (Round 1)
 Funding secured to refurbish 18, 2/3 bedroom houses
 Purchase and repair model
 Prope...
Empty Homes Initiative (Round 1)
 Partnership with Hull College, providing on-site training and work
experience for over ...
Empty Homes Initiative (Round 2)
 Funding secured to convert 4 commercial properties into 18 affordable
apartments and 5 ...
Lion House
 ‘The Lion Hotel’, former public hotel
 Located off Hessle Road/Boulevard, and local landmark within the fish...
Lion House
 Refurbishment contract was awarded to a local contractor (PJPS Ltd)
 14 week refurbishment schedule providin...
Lion House
Success Factors
 Funding
 Partnerships
 Enthusiasm
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Impact of EHCGP - Probe

  1. 1. 26th February 2015 Graham Longbone
  2. 2. PROBE (HULL) Ltd  Social Enterprise established in 1997  Aims “to work with local people and businesses to help build prosperous, safe and attractive neighbourhoods”.  Achieved by:  helping local people into employment,  providing training,  creating sustainable jobs,  encouraging new business start ups,  undertaking extensive home security,  refurbishing void properties,  environmental and youth inclusion activities  Since 2012, focus on Empty Homes Initiative
  3. 3. Empty Homes Initiative (Round 1)  Funding secured to refurbish 18, 2/3 bedroom houses  Purchase and repair model  Properties empty 6 months – 10 years
  4. 4. Empty Homes Initiative (Round 1)  Partnership with Hull College, providing on-site training and work experience for over 300 students  Hull College winner of National and International Green Gown Awards for ‘Social Responsibility’ – East Hull Voids
  5. 5. Empty Homes Initiative (Round 2)  Funding secured to convert 4 commercial properties into 18 affordable apartments and 5 affordable 2/3 bedroom terraced houses • Lion House (7) • City Life House (7) • Rank House (4) • Belmont Club (5)  Plus 10 2/3 bedroom houses
  6. 6. Lion House  ‘The Lion Hotel’, former public hotel  Located off Hessle Road/Boulevard, and local landmark within the fishing industry  Empty over 10 years  Problems for the nearby residents: • Vandalism • Fire damage • Fly tipping
  7. 7. Lion House  Refurbishment contract was awarded to a local contractor (PJPS Ltd)  14 week refurbishment schedule providing 1 and 2 bedroom apartments  After ‘snagging’ officially handed back to PROBE in November 2014  Refurbishment embraced by the local community  Building officially opened by the previous Landlady of The Lion Hotel  All apartments occupied by January 2015  All tenants demonstrated the need of social housing  Refurbishment has been shortlisted for the RICS Awards for Residential and Regeneration
  8. 8. Lion House
  9. 9. Success Factors  Funding  Partnerships  Enthusiasm

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