History

Built in the 1960’s, Queens Park was originally dominated by one-bedroom flats, mainly in 5 high rise blocks and lower rise maisonettes.

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Due to low demand for these properties and a high turnover of residents, a decision has been taken by the Council to revitalise the estate into a safer and more attractive neighbourhood that provided higher quality family housing.

In 2012 the Council launched a competition to procure a contractor partner and Lovell were selected to deliver the estate’s transformation.

The redevelopment plans will demolish all 500 existing flats, replacing them with nearly 200 new family homes which will be let at affordable rent (that’s 80% of market rents for Blackpool) and managed by Blackpool Coastal Housing.

Phase 1 of the redevelopment was completed in 2015, providing 92 new homes and demolishing 2 of the towers and 5 maisonette blocks. Phase 2 will provide a further 99 homes, see the final 3 tower and 7 maisonette blocks demolished and incorporate improvements to neighbouring Laycock Recreational Ground.

Laycock Gate, Blackpool
Two of the three remaining towers