Compendium Living is the Lead Developer Partner for the regeneration of Ings, in east Hull. This is a strategic long-term partnership with Hull City Council, linking housing growth in the Ings area to the surrounding stronger housing markets.
The multi-phase project will provide over 700 attractive new homes in an area previously dominated by non-traditional Caspon system-built houses. Our first development was 65 new homes for rent, shared ownership and outright sale, and is now complete and occupied. Some of these homes were used to re-house residents from other parts of Ings which are awaiting redevelopment – this was also the case on the award-winning second phase of development, 83 affordable homes for Together Housing, which was completed in March 2018. A further phase of predominantly homes for sale, The Leeway 2, is now underway and selling well, with two further phases going through the design and planning process.
Our shared vision with Hull City Council and Together Housing is to transform Ings, giving it a very different character influenced by nearby Sutton Village and Garden Village. This will be achieved by providing a varied mix of attractive, modern and environmentally friendly homes and reshaping the streetscape. We want to create a more attractive, safe and popular place to live for all those people who make this area their home. This includes improving links to surrounding facilities and services.
Compendium Living also contributes to Hull’s wider economic growth strategy, by working to maximise the economic benefits of this project. A ‘Meet the Buyer’ event in February 2014 targeted Hull-based subcontractors and suppliers to try to increase the number of local firms on our approved vendor database. We also work closely with Hull Training and other local employment services to recruit local people where possible. We employed two new apprentices on our first development, The Leeway, and at least two more will be appointed to our latest developments. We are also working closely with local agency ConstructionWorks to maximise and monitor our provision of local procurement, employment and training opportunities.