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No Use Empty South Essex


Approval status


Approval pending

Delivery status


Approval pending

Expected completion date


To be confirmed

​The Getting Building Fund investment will be used to return long-term empty commercial properties back to use, for residential, alternative commercial or mixed-use purposes. The project will focus on secondary retail and other commercial premises which have been significantly impacted by changing consumer demand, the impact of the pandemic and which may have been impacted by larger regeneration schemes.

The project will:

  • support economic growth through new commercial activity: attracting new business rates, and creating and safeguarding jobs;
  • increase the number of new homes available as a result of mixed-use development: generating new council tax receipts and attracting Government New Homes Bonus;
  • support wider regeneration, in particular assisting in improving the vitality and viability of existing commercial areas, improving the quality of the local environment, complementing wider regeneration activities and supporting community safety and cohesion.

This will be achieved through provision of short-term secured loans (up to 3 years) to bring long-term empty commercial properties back into use. 

The No Use Empty South Essex project has also applied for Growing Places Fund investment totalling £1m. Further details can be found here.

Project Outputs
Jobs created/safeguarded 18
Homes unlocked/delivered 28
Commercial space unlocked (sq m) 706

£85m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock

The Getting Building Fund focuses on projects that can progress quickly and that will stimulate and better integrate economies in some of the most economically impacted and COVID-affected parts of the South East.

£85m of Getting Building Fund investment has been secured, enabling delivery of 34 projects across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.

Find out more here 

Funding value: £1,200,000
Total Project cost: TBC
Return to Capital Investment