Work is now complete on twenty-five two-bedroom bungalows and three four-bedroom houses in the heart of South Bank, Middlesbrough.
Delivered by Esh Construction’s affordable housing division in partnership with Thirteen, the new homes are all for affordable rent and have been designed for older people and those who need help to live independently, complete with level access and shower rooms.
Designed by HMH Architects, the properties replaced terraces demolished more than ten years ago and will complement the nearby South Bank Eco Village.
Mark Binns, operations director at Esh Construction, said: “We are pleased to bring another successful project with Thirteen to completion that has not only delivered high quality affordable homes, but also social and economic value for the local community.
“We pledged more than £18,000 to fund energy saving upgrades to two void properties for South Bank Community Land Trust, provided 86 weeks of apprentice training within the Tees Valley, over 40% of the workforce were Tees Valley residents, and all operatives were from the North East region.”
Joy Whinnerah, executive director at Thirteen Group, said:
“We’re delighted to be able to expand our offer in South Bank, delivering much-needed bungalows and homes.
“We are really pleased with the final design and finish of the new homes. They are meeting our ageing population need and are supporting people to live independently. They are helping boost the area’s ongoing regeneration, and it has been a pleasure working with partners to deliver these new homes.”
The scheme is partly funded through Thirteen’s £51.7m Strategic Partnership with Homes England and represents a total investment of £4.2m. This includes a grant of £500k from the Government’s Brownfield Housing fund.
We are pleased to bring another successful project with Thirteen to completion that has not only delivered high quality affordable homes, but also social and economic value for the local community.”