HC Deb 12 May 1983 vol 42 cc466-73W
Mr. Lee

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list urban development grant scheme approvals by authority, showing the estimated amounts of urban development grant and private sector resources to be invested in each scheme.

Mr. King

The following table gives details of the projects I have so far approved for urban authorities concerned of terms and conditions. The projects marked with an asterisk are those where the amounts of UDG and

Local authority Developer Description of project Total estimated project cost Maximum estimated UDG Total estimated private sector investment
(£ 000s) (£000s) (£ 000s)
West Midlands
Birmingham Midland Industrial Association Ltd. Conversion of vacant listed industrial building into 30 workshop units Frederick Street. 490,000 151,000 339,000
Birmingham Focol Developments Ltd. Conversion of listed Georgian house into offices and refurbishment of industrial building for conversion into flats, St. Paul's Square. 735,000 103,000 632,000
Birmingham R. J. Whitehead and Company Demolition of obsolete factory and construction of light industrial units, at Warstone Parade East. 674,000 112,000 562,000
Birmingham Harrowby Street Properties Conversion and refurbishment of obsolete industrial building to provide small workshop studio/units, Spencer Street/ Augusta Street. 292,000 38,000 254,000
Birmingham Focol Developments Ltd. Conversion of a redundant factory into 22 starter nursery units, Factory Road. 388,000 65,000 323,000
Birmingham Tibbats and Company Restoration of three derelict properties to provide a restaurant and offices, 3, 4, 5 St. Paul's Square. 366,000 102,000 264,000
Birmingham W. A. Blackburn Limited Conversion of derelict industrial premises into 6 storey office buildings, Whitthall Street. 3,160,000 530,000 2,630,000
Birmingham* Henry Boot Projects Limited Comprehensive redevelopment of Paradise Circus for offices, a hotel car parking, civic facilities and completion of shopping mall. 33,865,000 4,680,000 24,036,000
Dudley Hardanger Properties Limited Development of derelict industrial site as High Street shopping centre, High Street/Moor Street, Brierley Hill. 3,359,000 453,000 2,906,000
Dudley Precitition Limited Expansion of roller skate manufacturing company—construction of new building, Victoria Road, Halesowen. 153,000 38,000 115,000
Dudley Belgrave (Blackheath) plc Removal of plant and equipment from an outdated manufacturing site in Belgrave Road, Halesowen, and redevelopment of the site to provide 29 houses for sale. 811,000 64,000 747,000
Sandwell* Wimpey Homes Holdings Limited Reclamation of derelict site and development of 152 dwellings for sale, Dudley Road West Tividale. 3,464,000 155,000 3,087,000
Sandwell Pilkington Industrial Estates Construction of seven industrial units on site of derelict glass works, Crystal Drive, Smethwick. 641,000 141,000 500,000
Wolverhampton Airmark and Company (Engineering Limited) Construction of finishing bay for sheet metal products, Freeman Street, Heath Town. 120,000 25,000 95,000
Wolverhampton West Midlands Trucks (Salvage and Spares Limited) Construction of new repair workshop, Colliery Road. 304,000 54,000 250,000
Brent* Lesser Land Redevelopment of run-down site to provide new shopping centre High Street/Manor Park Road/Tavistock Road, Harlesden. 8,706,000 To be settled
Brent* Farrow Property Developments Limited Supermarket, car park and open space for recreation at Willesden Green. 2,984,000 To be settled

private sector resources remain to be settled and those where public expenditure other than UDG will be involved.

I have now approved 72 projects for urban development grant representing total investment of some £153 million in the inner cities and other urban areas.

Local authority Developer Description of project Total estimated project cost Maximum estimated UDG Total estimated private sector investment
(£000s) (£000s) (£000s)
Ealing Section Build Limited Conversion of empty factory building into 51 small workshops, Bridge Road, Southall. 1,200,000 365,000 835,000
GLC LEntA Properties Conversion of derelict printing works into studio workshop/office accommodation 70 Rosebery Avenue Islington. 378,000 140,000 238,000
Greenwich Delta Rods Limited Division of cleared site into small parcels and provision of services Tunnel Avenue. 1,448,000 190,000 1,258,000
Hackney Church Commissioners Construction of workshop and factory units together with office accommodation, Scrutton Street/Phipp Street South Shoreditch. 2,012,000 460,000 1,552,000
Hackney The Prudential Assurance Company Ltd. Redevelopment of terrace into four shops with flats above, 53–61 Broadway Market. 266,000 127,000 139,000
Hackney British Rail Property Board Conversion of underused railway arches into low cost industrial units, 173–182 Bohemia Place. 321,000 89,000 232,000
Hackney Moledene Ltd. Refurbishment and conversion of a disused industrial building in Sylvester Road, Hackney, into 18 small industrial units. 371,000 71,000 300,000
Lambeth OK/DIY Construction of petrol rilling station in Streatham Place and provision of DIY car repair workshop and training facilities. 808,000 223,000 562,000
Lewisham Paul Dunstall Organisation Ltd. Construction of 18 nursery industrial units, 78a Blackheath Hill, East Deptford. 310,000 85,000 225,000
Southwark Aquis Securities Limited Provision of a spine road and initial development of the 75-acre Bricklayers arms site. 7,480,000 1,400,000 6,080,000
Southwark* Estates Property Investment Co. plc Construction of a supermarket, up to 20 smaller shops, new banking premises and car parking spaces in Denmark Hill, Camberwell. 4,650,000 To be settled
Tower Hamlets Moledene Ltd. Refurbishment and conversion of a disused industrial building in Three Colts Lane, Tower Hamlets; into small industrial and office units. 1,328,000 120,000 1,208,000
Wandsworth Advance Services pic New headquarters and distribution centre for laundry company, Frogmore. 3,710,000 500,000 3,210,000
East Midlands
Nottingham Norfolk Place Properties (Nottingham) Ltd. Conversion of former Head Post Office into office accommodation, Queen Street. 3,189,000 750,000 2,439,000
Nottingham Costain Homes Ltd. Construction of 52 new houses and conversion of disused factory into 52 fiats, Turney's Factory, London Road. 4,383,000 488,000 3,895,000
Nottingham Sanden Construction Ltd. Construction of 32 starter homes and 20 industrial units, Gadd Street/Southey Street, Hyson Green. 1,079,000 198,000 881,000
Nottingham Nottingham Ice Stadium Ltd. Installation of new refrigeration equipment and improvement and modernisation of stadium, Gadd Street. 434,000 131,000 303,000
Yorkshire and Humberside
Bradford Fasdish Ltd. Conversion of disused Victorian wool warehouse into workshop units, 47 Well Street. 545,000 155,000 390,000
Hull Wykeland Ltd. Refurbishment of listed bonded warehouse for use as craft workshops, 42/43 High Street. 109,000 23,000 86,000
Hull* Naburn Marina Ltd. Trust Houst Forte Ltd. Abbey National Housing Association Comprehensive redevelopment of 60 acres of derelict and unused land adjoining the Humber for a Marina, hotel, housing, industrial and office development, relocation of Hull fruit market and associated road infrastructure. 14,579,000 1,370,000 13,059,000

Local authority Developer Description of project Total Maximum Total
estimated project cost estimated UDG estimated private sector investment
(£ 000s) (£000s) (£ 000s)
Leeds* Cartwright Developments Ltd. Redevelopment of derelict site to provide industrial units at Balm Road and Beza Road. 4,942,000 To be settled
Leeds* Barratt Leeds Ltd. Conversion of three listed warehouses in Dock Street into 110 flats for sale; the facades of the warehouses to be retained. 2,416,000 592,000 1,734,000
Rotherham Taylor Woodrow Developments Cascades Centre1 shopping development, Howard Street, Effingham Street, Bridgegate. 4,600,000 500,000 4,100,000
Sheffield Ackroyd & Abbott Ltd. rection of 26 houses for sale at Dearne Street. 539,000 146,000 393,000
South Yorkshire Henry Witham Ltd. Provision of new steel stockyard and gantry crane for Henry Witham Ltd., Carbrook Street, Sheffield, together with security fencing and landscaping. 130,000 20,000 110,000
Wakefield* Wakefield Theatre Trust Refurbishment of Wakefield Opera House to bring it back into use, Westgate. 620,000 200,000 320,000
Wakefield Runnymeade Holdings Limited Construction of 17,200 sq.ft. of industrial units Flanshaw Way. 423,000 59,000 364,000
Wakefield H. Aneley Construction of three nursery industrial units, Savile Road, Castleford. 150,000 30,000 120,000
Wakefield John A. Waters (Builders Limited) Construction of two nursery industrial units Wakefield Road Kinsley. 52,000 13,000 39,000
Wakefield Trinity Services and Agencies Limited/Lemmeleg Limited Refurbishment of semi-derelict terrace to provide 8 self-contained office suites, Cheapside, Cliff Parade. 557,000 90,000 467,000
Gateshead Cameron Hall Developments Limited Retail showroom development Oakwellgate/Gateshead Highway/East Street. 740,000 100,000 640,000
Gateshead Bowey Homes Limited Construction of 28 low cost homes on derelict site Duncan Street. 575,000 62,000 513,000
Gateshead Faircloughs Building Limited Development of Metro Shopping Centre, Wylam Street, to provide a supermarket, smaller shops, offices and car parking. 4,848,000 305,000 4,543,000
Gateshead Bullock Developments Limited Redevelopment of Felling High Street for retail, offices, housing and car parking. 1,796,000 200,000 1,596,000
Middlesbrough M. Y. Mehdi Conversion of former bakery into 31 shops and a restaurant, Linthorpe Road. 768,000 250,000 518,000
Middlesbrough Freighthire Limited Construction of three industrial units on former petrol station site, Stockton Road. 170,000 35,000 135,000
Middlesbrough G. N. Crass and P. Hesketh Construction of two-storey office building 148–150 Borough Road. 118,000 12,000 106,000
Newcastle-upon-Tyne London and Manchester Securities Limited Refurbishment of a group of listed buildings to provide offices, 2–12 Grey Street/21 Mosley Street. 997,000 135,000 862,000
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fairclough Building Limited Refurbishment of Clarendon House, Clayton Street West, to provide 45 flats for sale. 1,201,000 169,000 1,032,000
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Barratt Newcastle Limited Development of 59 flats, 2 shops and car parking in Charlotte Square Newcastle. 1,313,000 324,000 989,000
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Bellway plc Refurbishment of the Low Delaval Estate to provide 1722-bedroom flats for sale. 1,788,000 410,000 1,378,000
North Tyneside Cecil M. Yuill Limited Refurbishment of nine difficult-to-let five-storey blocks of flats to provide 108 flats for sale, Percy Main. 2,281,000 868,000 1,413,000
North Tyneside Voluntary and Christian Service Housing Association Limited Rehabilitation of run-down, vacant Council housing estate for low cost home Engine Inn Road. 836,000 189,000 647,000
South Tyneside Longbarr Developments Limited Redevelopment of Catherine Street, South Shields for retail and offices. 825,030 150,000 675,000
North West
Bolton Fairclough Estates Limited Demolition of outmoded industrial buildings and construction of new industrial and warehouse units, High Street. 1,023,000 160,000 863,000
Bolton Lyn Town Limited Construction of six industrial units on land register site Lostock Lane. 1,472,000 150,000 1,322,000

Local authority Developer Description of project Total Maximum Total
estimated project cost estimated UDG estimated private sector investment
(£ 000s) (£ 000s) (£ 000s)
Knowsley Lockwoods Construction (Liverpool) Limited Conversion of block of maisonettes into 10 two-storey homes for sale, Roseheath Drive, Halewood. 176,000 19,000 157,000
Knowsley* Lionise Limited Re-establishment football and social facilities at Kirkby Town FC. 324,000 To be settled
Manchester* Northern Counties Housing Association Conversion of empty office building into 163 flats, Blackfriars Street. 5,010,000 To be settled
Manchester Northern Counties Housing Association Conversion of vacant listed cotton warehouse into 62 flats, Granby Road. 1,319,000 301,000 1,018,000
Merseyside Radio City (Sounds of Merseyside) PLC Establishment of museum to commemorate the Beatles, Stanley Street. 399,000 40,000 319,000
Oldham Eric Wright Developments Limited Conversion of former fire-station into offices, Peter Street. 484,000 90,000 394,000
Rochdale John Bright and Brothers Limited Conversion and refurbishment of redundant Moss Mill to provide 100 small industrial units. 692,000 229,000 463,000
Wigan P. J. Morris and Sons (England) Limited Construction of shops, offices and flats on derelict site, Smithy Green, Manchester Road, Ince. 325,000 105,000 220,000
Wigan A. L. Gibson Investments (Wigan) Limited Conversion of derelict listed warehouse into offices, Terminal Warehouse Wigan Pier. 300,000 99,000 201,000

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