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Retrofit to the Rescue: environmental upgrading of multi-storey estates

Belotti, Alice, Benton, Ellie, Lane, Laura and Power, Anne Elizabeth (2019) Retrofit to the Rescue: environmental upgrading of multi-storey estates. CASEreports (CASEreport 120). Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London, UK.

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'Retrofit to the Rescue' looks at the ambitious refurbishment of Wilmcote House in Portsmouth for a new study on the social impact of retrofit works. In 2010 LSE Housing and Communities were asked to conduct interviews with 50 tenants on the Edward Woods Estate, to assess the community and social impact of retrofitting three high rise towers (23 storeys) in Hammersmith and Fulham. The resulting report - High Rise Hope - found that residents liked their community and area, expressed support for it to be saved and were happy to stay put during the works. In spite of many delays and hiccups, the final outcomes were generally extremely positive.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2019 CASE & LSE
Divisions: LSE Housing & Communities
Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
JEL classification: O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O10 - General
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2024 17:57
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 13:36

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