Over 500 new homes for local people will be built on the eastern part of the Gascoigne Estate over the coming months.

The 526 flats will all be built to new environmental standards.

Energy will be supplied by an array of rooftop photo-voltaic cells and connection to the district heating system will keep residents fuel bills low too.

As well new homes there will be attractive, tree-lined public spaces, including an entirely new park – the 5,000 square metre Gascoigne Square – with public art and striking designs in a mixture of traditional and modern styles.