Social Life has been appointed by Swan Housing, working with Southend Council, to carry out a baseline neighbourhood study of the area around Queensway in Southend-on-Sea.
The Better Queensway scheme aims to create new housing and entail significant changes to the local environment, through alterations to the road network and public realm.
This research will take place before the long-term regeneration project has started. The baseline will provide an assessment of local assets and needs, to inform Swan Housing’s community development programme and set a benchmark against which the impact of regeneration activities can be assessed, including residents’ experience of the built environment.
We will explore the impact of the current physical environment and socio- economic conditions on everyday life, as well as residents' perceptions of local life.