Esh Construction secures £26 million Amble housing development

The scheme marks the largest housing contract secured in firm history.

Esh Construction is set to break ground in the new year on a £26 million scheme which will bring 185 new homes to Amble.

Working on behalf of Home Group, Esh will deliver 73 homes for affordable rent and shared ownership on a 7-hectare patch of land west of Gloster Meadows in the Northumberland town. A further 112 properties will be offered for outright sale by Home Group’s private sales arm, Persona Homes.

Designed by P+HS Architects, a mixed blend of family homes will be constructed across the site, including two-, three- and four-bedroom houses, along with one-bedroom flats and bungalows, and a collection of Tyneside flats. The properties will be built in phases over the next four-and-a-half years.

The £26 million contract is the largest housing development secured by Esh in company history. Esh’s North East Pre-Construction Director, Chris Hale, said: “Being appointed to deliver this scheme marks a notable milestone for Esh’s housing division and is a major step forward for our overall growth plans. This development has been long in the making and we are delighted to see it come to fruition.

“Extensive work from all parties has gone into making this scheme viable over the past three years – collaborative working at its best – and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in getting to this point. We look forward to getting underway in the new year.”

Named Longstone Manor, the development was brought forward by Home Group, one of the UK’s largest providers of housing, health and care. Simon Williams, Head of Development and Delivery at Home Group, said: “We’re excited for work to get underway at Longstone Manor which is set to create a brand new community and deliver much needed housing in Northumberland. The development is a fantastic example of collaborative working as it will not only see the construction of affordable homes for rent, but outright sale and shared ownership properties through Persona Homes as well.”

The neighbourhood design has a key focus on public open space with a rich biodiversity to maintain and encourage wildlife. A Sustainable Urban Drainage Scheme will also be constructed.

Boasting quick access to the Northumberland coastline and surrounding villages, the properties will be near local schools and amenities, making it perfect for family buyers or those wishing to get onto the property ladder.

Esh has been appointed as the design and build contractor and will work in partnership with Curtins, P+HS Architects, Storm Tempest, AA Projects Ltd and Southern Green to deliver the scheme.

Being appointed to deliver this scheme marks a notable milestone for Esh’s housing division and is a major step forward for our overall growth plans. This development has been long in the making and we are delighted to see it come to fruition.”

Chris Hale, North East Pre-Construction Director at Esh
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