Work underway on 128 new homes in Redcar and Cleveland town

Site works are progressing on a £15m development at Hummersea Hills, Loftus.

Esh’s affordable housing division has commenced work at Hummersea Hills to deliver 128 new homes in Loftus, a town in Redcar and Cleveland.

Delivered on behalf of Beyond Housing and supported with funding from Homes England, the development will provide a mix of houses, apartments and bungalows, including 85 two, three, and four-bedroom houses which will be available for affordable rent or on a rent to buy basis.

The remaining 43 homes include 9 apartments, 10 houses and 24 bungalows, which will be provided with care and support services from a support hub within the development. This phase of the development is part of the ‘Redcare’ partnership between Beyond Housing and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council which provides bespoke homes with care and support for older and vulnerable people across Redcar and Cleveland.

The first new home handovers are expected in autumn 2021 with final completion of the scheme anticipated in early 2023.

Clare Harrigan, Head of Development and Regeneration at Beyond Housing said: “We are delighted to see work underway on this strategically important development despite the restrictions imposed over recent months by Covid-19. This final phase of the scheme will provide a range of much needed affordable new homes offering care and support, along with a choice of affordable rent and purchase options. The development also marks a significant step towards Beyond Housing’s ambitious objective to deliver 2,000 new homes by 2025.”

The scheme will complete the final phase of development in the Redcar and Cleveland town which has seen an overall investment of over £43m. 

At a time when the importance of having a safe and comfortable place to call home has become more emphasised than ever before, we are pleased to be working in partnership with Beyond Housing to provide high quality, modern homes for Loftus. A welcome addition to Esh’s affordable housing and refurbishment portfolio, this key scheme adds to over £80m of projects currently live across the division.”

Gary Dobson, Divisional Director at Esh Construction