Thirteen will shortly welcome the first residents to its new housing scheme in Stockton.

West End Gardens is an exciting development of houses, bungalows and apartments in the centre of Stockton that offers a broad range of homes for affordable rent.

The development is being delivered by Thirteen in partnership with Stockton Borough Council.

This week, the first six two-bedroom homes of a 65 unit scheme have been handed over to Thirteen by regeneration and house building specialist, Keepmoat.

Situated off Dovecot Street West End Gardens has a range of two and three bedroom houses as well as bungalows and apartments for affordable rent.

The new homes have a range of features including oven, hob and extractor, dining or breakfasting kitchens, off street parking, and great family bathrooms with showers.

Martin Hawthorne, director of development and regeneration at Thirteen, said:

“This development forms part of our strategy to increase the availability of quality, affordable rented housing in Stockton-On-Tees and across the Tees Valley.

“This mixture of new houses, bungalows and apartments, not only provides much-need housing but stimulates the ongoing development of a sustainable and vibrant community in the area.”

Lee Francis, area director for Keepmoat in the North East, said:

“It has been fantastic for us to offer our support to Thirteen and the Council; to ensure that these much-needed new properties are available for local people.

“The finished product looks great, and we look forward to welcoming the new residents in due course.”

Councillor Mike Smith, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Housing, said:

“We want to increase the availability of quality, affordable housing in Stockton Borough and this latest development is another part of the jigsaw.

“West End Gardens is so close to Stockton Town Centre, complementing the wider regeneration of the area.

“I hope that the development’s first residents are happy in what we hope will be an ideal place for people of all ages to live.”