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Scowerdons Weakland Newstead Estates (SWaN)

We have been part of the team to have delivered a £40m regeneration project of over 300 new homes on three estates. A unique Residents’ Charter was in place for the SWaN project. The Charter set out a commitment to residents throughout the regeneration process. This included the commitment that a new home of the tenure of choice would be available for existing residents who wanted to return to a new home on the estates.

The Scowerdons, Weakland and Newstead (SWaN) estates are located in the south east of Sheffield city. Scowerdons and Weakland are part of the wider Hackenthorpe neighbourhood, whilst Newstead forms part of the Birley neighbourhood. They all form part of the SWaN regeneration scheme in the South-East of Sheffield.

The scheme was an ambitious programme of phased demolition and redevelopment, which created homes for the future in sustainable neighbourhoods, transforming the long-term prospects for the area.

Scowerdons Estate, phase 1a, was the first phase of a major regeneration programme for the estate. This £3.8m phase of development has created thirty eight new homes for affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sale.

Scowerdons Estate, phase 1, This £5m development included the regeneration of an existing residential estate, with the construction of thirty eight new residential units.

Weaklands Estate, phase 1, provided a mix of new homes for outright sale, shared ownership and social rent and have replaced thirty unsustainable 1960 prefabricated properties on the site. This £5m phase of development has created forty five, two, three and four bedroom, high quality new homes, together with landscaped community gardens and communal landscaped areas.

Weaklands Estate, phase 2, has seen the provision of a further fifty four homes, this £13m phase replaced fourty unsustainable 1960’s style prefabricated properties on the site.

Newstead Estate, phase A, is a scheme of fifty six dwellings, the layout for phase A formed a perimeter block integrated with a mews court, all with high quality public realm, designed to maximise views across the site and out over the open aspect. This £13.2m development provides a mix of two, three and four bedroom houses, two bedroom bungalows and a number of flats were constructed for rent and sale on a tenure blind basis, to create a mixed tenure development.

Acting as green travel plan consultant for the SWan Regeneration projects created many challenges, not only due to the scale of the developments, but also from the need to phase the individual stages of development.

All of the homes were designed to achieve CfSH Level  3.



  • Structural Engineering, foundation design and superstructure design, along with retaining walls
  • Civil Engineering, highways, drainage and external works
  • Transportation Engineering, green travel plans


Home Group Housing Association, Sheffield City Council and the (HCA) Homes & Communites Agency


Scowerdons Estate (PH1)Lovell (PH1a)Mansell Construction -Weaklands Estate (PH1 & PH2) William Davis -Newstead (PHa) Mansell


Scowerdons Estate, Avanti Architects (PH1) Home Group (PH1a) -Weaklands Estate (PH1 & PH2) AA Design -Newstead (PHa) HLP

Project Description

Various phases of the SWaN regeneration scheme in the South-East of Sheffield



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