A former housing site that was demolished several years ago as part of a huge regeneration programme, is being transformed into the first phase of a new housing development.
The two, three and four-bedroomed properties will provide affordable homes for low-cost rent and also Buyin Part with Shared Ownership, where people can buy a percentage of a new home.
The new housing on Bishopton Road, Grove Hill will offer a variety of modern house designs to suit a range of requirements.
The 92 home development, which is being delivered by Thirteen, is being built by construction and regeneration specialist, Galliford Try Partnerships North, with support funding from Homes England will provide much-needed homes for local people in Middlesbrough.
The new homes are expected to be available from spring 2019.
Ian Wardle, Chief Executive at Thirteen, said:
“We’re really pleased to have started work on these new homes, which will address the demand for affordable housing in Middlesbrough.
“It’s a fantastic housing and regeneration project which will bring investment to the area and create local jobs during construction.
“We’re looking forward to working closely with partners to deliver a development which will enhance the area and create a positive legacy for years to come.”
Councillor Lewis Young, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive member for Economic Development and Infrastructure, said:
“Middlesbrough is fast becoming a place people want to invest, work and live in, and a diverse housing offer plays a vital role in our strategy to attract businesses and people to our city, as well as provide good quality homes to our current residents.
“Providing affordable housing is an especially important component to our overall housing strategy.
“We are often asked about our plans for brownfield sites especially in relation to housebuilding, and the Grove Hill development is a perfect example of what Middlesbrough Council and its partners are doing to see brownfield sites brought back into use.”
Alastair Haworth, Senior Specialist, Public Sector Land at Homes England, said:
“Homes England works with partners to ensure that affordable homes are built wherever they are needed. It’s fantastic to see how the funding that we’ve provided to Thirteen, is making a real difference in delivering modern accommodation for people in Middlesbrough.”
Sean Egan, Managing Director with Galliford Try Partnerships North, said:
“We are delighted to have been selected by Thirteen to deliver this major housing initiative on Teesside. Our core business is providing homes, of all tenures, which improve the quality and choice of housing across the region.”
This is the latest development in Middlesbrough from Thirteen who are building 2,000 new affordable homes across the Tees Valley and beyond over the next few years. These homes will be available at low-cost rents as well as Buyin Part with Shared Ownership so more people can have a great new home.
To find out more about renting or Buyin Part with Shared Ownership visit http://www.thirteengroup.co.uk or give us a call on 0300 111 1000.
For more information, contact Helen Sturdy on 01642 773616 or Caroline Walker on 01325 363436.
Editor’s notes: Thirteen owns and manages just under 34,000 homes from an area spanning North Tyneside to York, with the majority in the Tees Valley, making it the largest landlord in the North East.
Thirteen develops as well as manages homes, offering a range of properties and options, including rent, shared ownership and outright sale. It is also one of the ten largest employers in the North East.
L-R David Budd (Mayor of Middlesbrough), Alastair Haworth (Senior Specialist, Public Sector Land at Homes England), Councillor Lewis Young, (Middlesbrough Council’s Executive member for Economic Development and Infrastructure), Ian Wardle (Chief Executive at Thirteen), Chris Smith (Executive Director of Service Delivery and Development at Thirteen) and Sean Egan, (Managing Director with Galliford Try Partnerships North)