Published 4th August 2020

Southend is to receive over £4million from central government to power the Better Queensway project with a modern, efficient electric heating system and roll out electric vehicle charging points across the town centre.

The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) has announced that Better Queensway – the largest housing regeneration project Southend has ever seen – is in line to receive £4.2m from the Government’s £900m Get Building Fund, created to invest in local infrastructure projects to drive economic growth in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

The regeneration of the Queensway Estate in Southend is set to be carried out by Porters Place Southend-on-Sea LLP – a joint venture between Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Swan Housing Association. The project, which will put local people at the heart of the regeneration, will transform the Queensway area into a vibrant new place which provide high quality housing for residents of all tenures including additional social housing, together with commercial units and high quality and attractive public areas. This will include new public green spaces and a revitalised entrance to the town centre area from Southend Victoria station.

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