A picture of Regeneration

Sanctuary's developments can play a key role in transforming communities through regeneration. This can involve refurbishing homes or removing substandard properties to make way for smart new homes.

Our regeneration projects aim to balance material improvements with social, economic and environmental renewal. Getting this right means that we can make positive changes within neighbourhoods and improve people’s lives. Read about some of our regeneration work below:

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Anderston, Glasgow

Phase three of Sanctuary’s £50 million overhaul of the area featured 158 homes, five of which were sold through a shared equity scheme with the others available for social rent, and one retail unit. The Anderston project was named Large Affordable Housing Development of the Year at the Scottish Home Awards in June 2015. This phase follows on from the creation of 72 homes in 2012 and 104 flats and maisonettes in 2011.

Anderston, Glasgow.

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Arbourthorne, Sheffield

Following the demolition of 341 pre-fabricated houses and nine blocks of flats, we reshaped the landscape with 56 general needs rented homes for the over 55s. The development comprises 40 two-bedroom apartments, 12 one-bedroom apartments and four two-bedroom bungalows, and half of the units have full wheelchair access.

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Donside Village, Aberdeen

This scheme comprised 267 homes, 146 of which were available for social rent while 121 were sold to families keen to buy an affordable home in Aberdeen. The properties range from one-bedroom flats to four-bedroom townhouses.


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Glen Cottages.

Telford Millennium Community - Glen Cottages

Sanctuary played a key role in transforming this former mining area into a community village, fusing the old with the new as part of a joint venture between the Homes and Communities Agency and Telford and Wrekin Council. Among the properties is our £10.5 million extra care scheme, known as Rose Manor, and Oleander House, which provides supported living accommodation.

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River View, Radford, Plymouth

Previously a block of 24 bedsits and a former doctors' surgery, this development now provides 21 homes for rent. Much-needed office space has also been provided for around 20 Sanctuary staff in the form of a three-storey facility, which achieved a ‘very good’ BREEAM rating.