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Investment of £2.7m delivers new affordable homes


Sep 2, 2016

These are the much needed new homes soon to be built on a prominent site off Waldridge Road in Chester le Street.

Cestria Community Housing is working with developer Galliford Try Partnerships North to deliver the project which will provide 20 two bedroom houses and two one bedroom apartments.

Architects Blake Hopkinson have drawn up the plans for the new homes, which will be let by Cestria at affordable rents.

Work has already started on site to prepare for main contractor Galliford Try beginning construction work in just a matter of weeks.

The new homes are expected to be complete for summer 2017.

The £2.7m development is being supported by the Homes & Communities Agency, with a grant of £697,000 secured by Galliford Try.

Stephen Riding, Development and Regeneration Manager for Cestria, said:

“This is a great site for us to develop, located in the heart of Chester le Street.

“We know there is significant demand for this type of property within the area, and we’re delighted to be working with Galliford Try to bring this project to fruition.

“We want to thank Durham County Council for working with us to bring the project forward, to ensure these vital affordable homes can be built, and help to meet the needs of the community in Chester le Street.”

Sara Holmes Development Director for Galliford Try said:

“Throughout the North East we are working with partner housing providers to improve the quality and choice of homes available for all sections of the community. We are delighted to have been selected to be the construction partner on this Cestria project.”

By Emily