B3Living is a Hertfordshire-based housing association with 12,000 customers. The landlord published its second annual ESG report in 2022, which describes the work it is doing in this area.
As a community-based landlord, B3Living plays a key role in placemaking, which is one of the themes in the sector’s Sustainability Reporting Standard (SRS). Below is an example of its placemaking activities.
As the largest social landlord in its borough, B3Living is mindful of its role as a placeshaper in the community. This year B3Living completed a neighbourhood transformation project in partnership with Hertfordshire police, fire service and local council, which saw B3Living receive £350,000 for security upgrades such as CCTV, new front doors and ring doorbells, as well as the complete redesign of a large communal garden. Sixty-six per cent of residents reported feeling safer in their homes after the project completed.
Elsewhere, work has continued at the flagship regeneration scheme at Cheshunt Lakeside, which will deliver an additional 195 homes on top of the S106 requirements for affordable homes attached to planning agreements. The development has been designed to include ‘pocket parks’ and green corridors to transform the area, and will also include a new primary school, 19,000m2 of commercial space, eight football pitches of green space and £14.1m in community infrastructure improvements.