Work has begun on the second phase of development in the Dyke House area of Hartlepool that will provide much-needed new homes and breathe new life into the town.
Willow Fields is an exciting development of houses and bungalows that offer a broad range of homes for shared ownership and affordable rent.
The development will be delivered by Thirteen in partnership with Hartlepool Borough Council, ESH Construction who will build the properties, supported by funding from the Homes and Communities Agency.
The first phase comprising 33 two and three-bedroom homes were completed in 2016.
The second phase will build 64 two and three-bed properties including 36 bungalows, and carry out new road and landscaping works.
The homes have a range of features including a dining kitchen, lounge, ground floor toilet and a family bathroom on the first floor. With A-rated boilers, the desirable properties also benefit from plenty of storage space plus off-street parking and turfed gardens. The shared ownership properties will also a built-in oven, hob and extractor fan.
The development is only a short distance away from the town centre with its Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, National Museum of the Royal Navy and excellent transport links.
Ian Wardle, chief executive at Thirteen, said:
“We are proud to be starting work on this exciting development alongside our partners.
“This high quality, modern development will appeal to people who are looking to buy as part of a shared ownership scheme as well as those wanting to rent.
“These much needed homes are part of Thirteen’s commitment to build 2,000 new affordable homes across the Tees valley over the next few years.”
Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher, the Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council, said:
“The Council is delighted to have played its part in bringing this new housing development to fruition.
“It compliments other successful housing regeneration schemes near to the centre of town where outdated properties have been replaced by modern, energy-efficient homes.”
Rob Pearson, General Manager at the Homes and Communities Agency, said:
“It is great to see that our investment is providing homes for shared ownership and rent for local people in Hartlepool and by working with Thirteen we are ensuring that these homes are being built faster.
“The mix of bungalows and houses along with the choice f rent and shared ownership will provide a choice for local people helping to build stronger communities for everyone.”
Graham Morgan, divisional director of Esh Property Services, added:
“Esh Property Services is pleased to be bringing vital new homes to Hartlepool and supporting the community in doing so.
“Working in partnership with Thirteen and Hartlepool Borough Council we’ll deliver welcoming new homes for the town and job opportunities for local people.”