New name chosen for revamped flats on King’s Lynn estate

The completed first phase of the £30 million regeneration programme at Hillington Square, King’s Lyn

The completed first phase of the £30 million regeneration programme at Hillington Square, King’s Lynn. - Credit: Submitted

The team behind the major regeneration of Hillington Square has released the latest name for the next block of flats as part of the development.

Map of Hillington Square as Valentine Place is announced as new block name as part of 30 million reg

Map of Hillington Square as Valentine Place is announced as new block name as part of 30 million regeneration. - Credit: Archant

The iconic housing estate is currently undergoing a £30m regeneration, and the second phase set to be finished later this year will be called Valentine Place.

The name was chosen by those living in, or working near, the estate as part a series of early consultations by Freebridge Community Housing in 2013.

Their research also found that the community preferred to keep Hillington Square as the estate's name, and create identities for the individual blocks of flats.

Colin Davison, director of property at Freebridge, said: 'When we told the community that the name Millfleet Court had been chosen for Phase One at Hillington Square, we were delighted with the way it was welcomed by everyone, including the residents moving into the refurbished homes. By listening and responding to what local people told us, we are confident that the new name for Phase Two, Valentine Place, will be equally well received into the heart of the community.'


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Hillington Square was built in 1969 in an effort to improve housing for people living in King's Lynn.

One of the flats will be open on Sunday, September 13, as part of the town's Heritage Open Day for visitors to see the progress of the renovations.

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What do you think of the new name? Email louise.hepburn@archant.co.uk

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