In pictures: Tenants delighted as they move back to Hillington Square in King’s Lynn

Hillington Square resident Brian Tuck. Picture: Ian Burt

Hillington Square resident Brian Tuck. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Home is where the heart is so the saying goes - which is certainly the case for one man who waited two years to return to his beloved maisonette.

And since returning to his dramatically revamped home in Hillington Square, King's Lynn, 78-year-old Brian Tuck is delighted with the results.

'It is a lot warmer than what the last one was,' he said. 'There used to be ice inside the window but I don't have that now with the new windows as they have been triple glazed.'

Mr Tuck, along with other residents, moved out of 58 homes located in Valentine House as it was the first block to be rebuilt as part of a £30m regeneration project.

'It holds a lot of memories here,' he explained. 'My wife and I moved here in 1969 when it was brand new. We moved here as we both worked in Lynn.'


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The project, which is set to last four years, has named the first housing block as Millfleet Court and all it's 58 new homes are now occupied.

Tenants have been moving into the new homes, which were designed by fashion guru Wayne Hemmingway, since Millfleet Court was officially opened by housing minister MP Brandon Lewis last November.

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David Turvey, 44, moved into his studio flat just before Christmas and he said it was worth the wait.

He said: 'People are gutted they haven't come back since they have seen how good it looks - they wish they stayed now.'

Neighbour Jackie Amor, 52, who has lived on the estate for 13 years, has also noticed a different atmosphere in around the estate.

'The work that has been done has made a big difference. It's easier on the eye and once it is done, I think people will crave to live here.'

What's your thoughts on the new-look Hillington Square? Email natalie.copeland@archant.co.uk.

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