To be built on land to the rear of our office in Coltman St., west Hull, the self-build project in the heart of our community aims to break ground in spring 2018, with the tenants directly involved in the construction of the buildings.
Ahead of this we have built a prototype frame on site to practise the techniques and flag any issues that might arise. This two week project has recently ended and we have reviewed the time-lapse photography covering the process. This video shows the day the frames were raised, and can be seen on our YouTube channel.
Very nearly finished – installing the front sop on a house that has been empty for around 20 years.
Giroscope and Canopy, a housing project based in Leeds, are winners of the World Habitat Awards 2015-16 for our project ‘Self-Help Housing in the North of England’. This award, presented by the Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), recognises practical and innovative housing projects from around the world.
This award is really exciting news for Giroscope and recognises our work here in west Hull bringing back empty properties, providing decent housing and volunteering opportunities and generally helping to regenerate our neighbourhood.
The Awards was presented at Habitat lll in Ecuador, October 2016 – the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development.
Giroscope has started an exciting new project renovating empty homes to create accommodation for homeless young people.
On completion our project will provide 4 shared houses (12 bed spaces) for young people who are either homeless or in acute danger of becoming so. This project is part-funded by LandAid.
LandAid is the property industry charity working to end youth homelessness in the UK. It tackles the root causes of youth homelessness, protects young people on the streets, provides accommodation and support for those who have been homeless and gives a platform to young people to have their voices heard.
If you are a young person in need of accommodation give us a ring 01482 576 374 or drop into our office – 69 Coltman Street. Hull HU3 2SJ.