It is the biggest make-over in Plymouth since they rebuilt the city centre after the blitz.
The City's biggest housing estate is getting a multi-million pound facelift and refurbishment.
And as John Andrews reports, the once notorious North Prospect estate is changing its reputation as much as it's changing its looks:
A huge urban regeneration programme is taking shape in Plymouth. The overhaul of the North Prospect estate is the biggest make-over the city has seen since the Blitz. It will be several years before it's finished. 800 houses will be bulldozed and 1,200 new houses built.
300 existing houses are getting new kitchens, bathrooms, and insulation inside and out.
Residents old and new from Plymouth's North Prospect Estate have been sharing their memories of living there. The reunion comes as much of the estate is being rebuilt in a ten year regeneration programme.
Many of the streets now resemble a ghost town as more and more residents have been relocated ahead of demolition.
It's described as a new start for one of the most run down areas of Plymouth. Today the keys to the first homes on the North Prospect estate were handed over. Hundreds of houses have been bulldozed to make way for the multi million pound redevelopment, as Jonathan Gibson reports.