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The York Hill Regeneration story

In 2013 Livin, with the whole community behind us, embarked on an ambitious plan to regenerate York Hill estate. This involved transforming homes, public spaces and supporting local projects to help people into employment, improve their financial wellbeing, get involved and feel healthier.

We have done it, Together with the community and partners such as Mears, The Homes and Communities Agency,  The Big Lottery Fund and many more.

"The regeneration at York Hill is a tremendous achievement. It is hard to overemphasise the changes and has really delivered residents with quality accommodation, transforming the community in the process" 

- Former Spennymoor Town Mayor, Cllr Ian Machin

Watch the York Hill story back in October 2016 here.

Watch our York Hill business journey here. 

The Regeneration Story

Project Timeline

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For further information

  • The York Hill team
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    Andy Coulthard

    Community Regeneration Manager

    This regeneration project involved a number of Livin staff delivering on everything from community development to marketing and from sales to build. 

    If you require any further information on this programme then please do not hesitate to contact the Community Regeneration Manager at  

    Michael Flishwick

    Community Development Advisor

    Michael supported the local community to both fundraise and instigate a number of activities at the local community centre.  For more information you can contact Michael at

    Jamie Longthorne

    Housing Support Coordinator

    Jamie is the current Housing Support Coordinator for York Hill.  If you require any further information regarding the estate then contact Jamie at

Community Impact

We have supported local residents not only to physically regenerate the estate but with our partners we have supported the implementation and delivery of a variety of different activities, advice and support sessions.   We are now seeing over 60 children of all ages regularly attending the Foundation of Light and Rainbow Ragdoll sessions and at the end of 2018 Livin and partners had managed to secure over £200,000 towards a variety of different projects one of which will see the provision of a community development worker for the estate and surrounding area.

Community Events and Information

  • York Hill Celebrates
  • Tudhoe Community Centre
  • To mark the successful completion of the York Hill regeneration programme the community came together at the end of November 2017 to join Livin for an official unveiling and party.

    Celebrations included a weekend of carol singing around the Christmas tree, food, music and crafts at Tudhoe Community Centre and a family disco.

    See photographs from both events below:

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  • Tudhoe Community Centre has been and continues to be a hub for many of our activities and events.  It provide such activities as dance classes, crafts, multi sports, youth club, school holiday club, residents meetings and training and learning sessions. 

    For more information on Tudhoe Community Centre and what’s on contact the booking secretary on 07816 467 457

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Property information packs

For anyone moving into one of our newly regenerated homes the following guides are available :

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