Regeneration - Hulme, Manchester


First wave of regeneration in the 60s - Hulme

What they did:

  • In the 1960s the slums were cleared and replaced with cresent shaped high rise flats
  • 98% of the 5500 homes/flats were council owned
  • Decks between cresents and were poorly designed

Problems with the developments:

  • Ugly and made out of huge amounts of concrete when they were supposed to be modern
  • Elavators often broke downm making access difficult for people with children
  • The walkways between tower blocks did not create a sense of community, in fact it isolated people
  • Drug addiction, crime and depression
  • Damp housing and Vermin problems
  • High numbers of single parent famalies and 60% were on social security payments
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Second wave of development in the 90s - Hulme

Due to the unsuitability of the crescent flats in 1992, Hulme City Challenge Partnership drew up plans to build 3000 new homes, new shopping areas, roads and community facilities, with a budget of £37.5 million


  • New homes a mixture of priivate and council owned. Hope that residents will take more pride in their homes if they own it
  • Greater social mix of people
  • Mix of Houses and low rise flats
  • Hulme Arch Bridge built
  • Hulme Park and other shared open green spaces
  • Shopping area refurbished including the building of ASDA
  • Greater sense of community - Community Centre - Zion Centre
  • Reduced crime and unemployment (down from 32% to 6% in 20 years)
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