Work set to commence on 96 new homes in Easington Village

The £11m development will be delivered on behalf of believe housing.

Thanks to our valued and long-standing partnership with believe housing and with the support of the local authority and Homes England, we are excited to bring our expertise to these high quality, modern homes where local people can feel proud to live. As always, we will maximise social and economic benefit in the community through procurement of a local supply chain and employing a local workforce.”

Laura Devaney, Head of Land & Partnerships at Esh Construction

Esh’s affordable housing division is due to break ground on site in Easington Village on a new development known as Seaside Lane. Located on the site of the long-demolished Easington working men’s club, the plans were approved for the £11m land led development by Durham County Council earlier this year. 

Delivered on behalf of believe housing, the scheme will provide 96 new homes, with a mix of 28 two-bedroom houses, 54 threebedroom houses, 6 four-bedroom houses and 8 two-bedroom bungalows. The project will also see a new public open space at the heart of the new community, creating a ‘village green’ feel. 

Construction work on the first phase is due to start mid-September 2020 with a view to the first families moving into their new homes by the end of summer 2021. When completed, 36 of the new homes will be available for affordable rent and the remaining 60 will be offered for rent to buy.   

Laura Devaney, Head of Land & Partnerships at Esh Construction, said: “We are delighted to see this scheme which has been long in the making finally come to fruition. The development is a result of a huge effort from the project team and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in getting to this point. 

Thanks to our valued and long-standing partnership with believe housing and with the support of the local authority and Homes England, we are excited to bring our expertise to these high quality, modern homes where local people can feel proud to live. As always, we will maximise social and economic benefit in the community through procurement of a local supply chain and employing a local workforce.” 

Tom Winter, Development Manager at believe housing, said: “It’s great to be getting work underway on this really exciting development. This is good news for local people looking for a high quality and affordable home, but also for the construction industry and local businesses at a time when they really need a boost. 

“Our whole construction programme is designed to bring affordable housing to communities that really need it. Easington Village is definitely one of those areas, and I’m expecting there to be lots of interest in this project.” 

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