Infrastructure work underway at major housing development site in Sunderland

Esh Construction has commenced work on a £1.2m scheme in Sunderland’s Potter’s Hill.

Infrastructure work that will pave the way for the remainder of Sunderland‘s largest new residential schemes is underway. Esh Construction is delivering a £1.2 million scheme which will enable the final phases of housing to be developed in Potter’s Hill, close to Chapelgarth in Sunderland.

New drainage, landscaping and a play area in the centre of the development, named Joes Paddock, are among the works set to be carried out over the coming months.

The programme will ensure that further private development can move ahead on the site which forms part of South Sunderland Growth Area (SSGA).

Esh’s Divisional Director, Steven Garrigan, said: “This scheme builds on the success of the first phase which Esh Construction delivered in 2019 to pave the way for new homes in Potters Hill. Esh’s appointment to deliver the second phase of infrastructure works will allow us to bring even more social and economic benefits to the area by procuring a local supply chain with a local workforce, offering work experience opportunities, and donating community grant funding to a local organisation or charity in need.”

Potters Hill is being brought to the market by Sunderland City Council as master developer of the 750-home site and will deliver high quality homes for families of all sizes.

Patrick Melia, Chief Executive of Sunderland City Council, said: “Delivering attractive high-quality new homes across the city will ensure that we capitalise on the fantastic economic developments underway in the city, bringing new people to live and work into Sunderland and providing housing choice that better meets the needs of our existing residents.

“We’re delighted to commission this project that will get the groundwork in place for the next phase of development at Potters Hill, in preparation for more homes rising from the ground in the South Sunderland Growth Area.”

Potters Hill will be developed in phases, with individually designed schemes being completed to create an attractive new residential community with a range of distinct property types.  The scheme protects the woodland areas that surround the development and has been influenced by the existing landscape and natural features of the site.  Across the whole Potters Hill site, when it is fully developed, there will be 13.5 hectares of natural green space – the equivalent in area to over 18 full size football pitches.

This scheme builds on the success of the first phase which Esh Construction delivered in 2019 to pave the way for new homes in Potters Hill. Esh’s appointment to deliver the second phase of infrastructure works will allow us to bring even more social and economic benefits to the area by procuring a local supply chain with a local workforce, offering work experience opportunities, and donating community grant funding to a local organisation or charity in need.”

Steven Garrigan, Divisional Director at Esh Construction

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