Fast growing developer, Galliford Try Partnerships North, is about to embark on three new projects with a combined value of £13 million.
The initiatives in Crook and Esh Winning in County Durham and Brotton in Cleveland follows the start of work, last month, on the £2.3 million development of 19 family homes in Chester-le-Street on behalf of Karbon Homes.
All four schemes are with leading regional and national housing providers and the company’s Development Director, Sara Holmes, said: “We have been working hard to become the partner of choice in the development of new homes which will improve the quality and choice of housing across the region.”
“Being selected to deliver these four schemes is extremely encouraging and we look forward to working with our clients to build homes which will make a positive difference to the lives of many people.”
The new work, which will take approximately 12 months to complete, will create jobs and training opportunities within the company and with sub-contractors and suppliers.
The Brotton project will deliver 25 bungalows for Coast & Country and will be known as The Cliffs. With care and support delivered to meet a range of residents’ needs, the facility will enable people to retain their independence for longer.
Benefitting from a £575,000 Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) grant and a further investment of up to £250,000 from Redcar and Cleveland Council, Brotton is the third development to be delivered through the Redcare partnership, comprising Coast & Country, the Council and Galliford Try Partnerships North. The aim is to provide extra care housing for older and vulnerable people across area. Site preparation is well underway and construction will start early June.
At Crook 40 bungalows and houses will be constructed in a £4.3 million project with County Durham Housing Group. Galliford Try Partnerships North will contribute £1.2 million of this from its 2015-18 Affordable Homes Programme (AHP) grant, secured from the Homes and Communities Agency. Work begins here in June.
County Durham Housing Group Chief Executive, Bill Fullen, said: “This project will bring 40 new, high quality affordable homes to Crook. As well as new family homes with up to three bedrooms, the development will feature bungalows, including some specifically designed to be wheelchair accessible, so that we can offer properties for a variety of tenants’ circumstances.
“Demand for affordable homes has probably never been higher. By working with the local community and a range of partners in the public and private sector, housing associations like County Durham Housing Group are best placed to deliver the new affordable homes that hard working families desperately need.”
A £5.6 million initiative at Esh Winning will see the development of 50 bungalows and houses for Home Group. Again Galliford Try’s Affordable Homes grant – £1.4 million for this scheme – will be used to partially fund the development, which starts imminently.