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Beddell House


Beddell House - £5.2m

Grade II listed residential care home Beddell House underwent a transformation to improve accommodation and provision for residents as the bed sit layout had become outdated.

Internal and external refurbishment works were completed to provide a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments with bathroom and living room, communal areas, dining area and new catering kitchen.

Situated among 15 acres of maintained grounds, Beddell House is a care home for the elderly and remained occupied and operational throughout the works being completed.

All improvement works and decoration were chosen to assist those with dementia, enabling residents to identify their surroundings and reduce confusion or disorientation.

Refurbishment works included; installation of new boiler system, remodelling of original layout, installation of kitchens and bathrooms, construction of dormer windows, stone work, roof repairs and installation of lighting.

A cinema room and bar lounge were created, and the existing lounge was fully refurbished.

The existing conservatory was demolished to make way for a larger orangery which was more energy efficient and could be used all year round.

Works were completed across 6 phases. Through close liaison with the client, the residents were decanted in phases to allow for complete segregation of working areas.

Penrith Road


Penrith Road - £523k

The scheme comprised the full refurbishment of 12 flats two and three-bedroom flats and communal facilities.

Penrith Road provides accommodation for families who are homeless in Middlesbrough, the scheme was completed whilst the residents remained in situ.

Works undertaken included; kitchen and bathroom replacement, full re-wire, fire alarm upgrade, window and door replacement, plastering and decoration.

Externally, the building benefitted from new soffits, fascia's, guttering, external lighting, cladding to the bay windows and landscaping to improve the external appearance of the building.

Ridgewood Gardens


Ridgewood Gardens - £1.3m

Ridgewood Gardens comprised the development of 6 two-bedroom assisted living bungalows and one support staff building. Each property includes its own lawn and paved patio area.

College Grange


College Grange - £15m

Located at the former North Hylton campus of Sunderland College, College Grange is a high-quality residential development providing 105 new homes for Rent to Buy and Affordable Rent.

The properties will comprise a mix of different designs and generous landscaping to give the area a sense of community.

Helredale Gardens


Helredale Gardens - £10.5m

The scheme comprised the demolition of 24 existing flats spread over three blocks, 18 garages and changing room facilities and the construction of 105 new build properties.

The project was split in two phases and across two sites.

Victoria Building


Victoria Building - £1.7m

Work is currently ongoing to refurbish the Grade II listed building. Formerly used as a school when constructed in 1892, major internal refurbishment works have been commissioned to restore the buildings heritage features and create an industrial looking open-plan office space.

Full internal refurbishment will be completed, including; removing the suspended ceilings, lighting installation, replacement of the ground floor, restoration of the original windows and upper level flooring, and general internal upgrades.

Specialist roof repairs will be undertaken in accordance with the buildings listed status.

Belvedere House and Conewood House


Belvedere House and Conewood House - £4.4m

Conewood House and Belvedere House had become outdated in design and layout, both buildings underwent remodelling and refurbishment to make them suitable for the end user.

Refurbishment works included; replacement of windows and doors, replacement of kitchens and bathrooms, external rendering, removal and construction of walls, upgrading of services, installation of new fire alarm and sprinkler systems, roof replacement and decoration.

Conewood House provides flexible and adaptable, high specification accommodation to enable older people to live independently.

The three-storey building now includes 16 one and two-bedroom apartments which suit a range of users ensuring the usability and longevity of the building.

The new layout provides a mobility buggy store and a new lift. CCTV cameras were installed to the communal areas and to the perimeter of the building.

Belvedere House provides 23 one and two-bedroom apartments for use as sheltered accommodation. In addition to refurbishment works, a single-storey extension was demolished and replaced with a larger two-storey extension.

The extension provides additional floor space, with the ground floor being utilised for the communal lounge and kitchen and the first floor being used for the new apartment layout.

The ground floor apartments in both buildings benefit from the installation of glazed doors to provide direct access into the gardens.

Enslin Street


Enslin Street - £1.9m

Constructed on the site of a demolished church, Enslin Street is a development of 15 two and three-bedroom apartments for adults with autism and learning disabilities.

The three-storey building provides modern, stylish and independent affordable living for residents, with the option of support staff who are on site 24 hours a day.

Key features for residents include a ground floor communal room with direct access to landscaped gardens and a multi-purpose activity room connected to a sheltered roof terrace.

The building is positioned towards the quietest end of the site to minimise noise levels from the road.

Raby Gardens


Raby Gardens - £6.3m

The Raby Gardens development comprised the demolition of existing properties and the construction of 64 new properties, together with associated site works and services.

The project was completed over two phases, with the initial phase allowing for the construction of 49 properties with the remaining properties being built within the second phase.

The development offers a range of properties built using traditional construction methods.

Each of the properties have outdoor space to the front and rear and those which face onto the main road include rail-enclosed front gardens, elsewhere within development the front gardens remain open.

Tom Collins & Mount Pleasant House


Tom Collins & Mount Pleasant House - £1.8m

Tom Collins House and Mount Pleasant House are sheltered housing schemes for the over 55's located within the Byker Estate.

Tom Collins House is a Grade II* listed 12-storey building, the external cladding was removed and replaced with new which is in keeping with the original Erskine design and colourful appearance.

A fire alarm upgrade was completed including the installation of a full sprinkler system to communal and flat areas.

External balcony repairs were required to both buildings along with the refurbishment of communal areas, including; electrical rewiring, new lighting, plastering, suspended ceilings, upgrade of internal doors and frames, handrails, joinery items, decoration and floor covering.

Alma Street


Alma Street - £3.7m

Delivered on behalf of Thirteen Group, this affordable housing scheme provided a total of 34 properties comprising 4 two-bedroom bungalows, 10 two-bedroom houses and an apartment block housing 20 two-bedroom apartments.

Each house and bungalow include parking spaces or driveways and the apartment block includes a 30-space car park.

The apartments and houses are two-storey with the design complimenting the surrounding area. Internally, the properties have an open style living area and the first-floor apartments include a glass balcony with metal balustrades and timber rails.

The arrangement of the properties provides a continuous noise barrier against traffic noise and a 1.8m high timber acoustic fence was also erected.

Byker Re-Roofing Programme


Byker Re-Roofing Programme - £2.7m

On behalf of Byker Community Trust, existing Grade II* listed properties within the Byker Estate underwent roof refurbishment along with minor external envelope repairs and the replacement of canopies and porches.

The roofs to 376 properties were replaced with concrete tiled roofs that matched the original specification from when the estate was built and 33 properties with metal profiled sheet roof were also replaced.

Avondale House was included in the programme of works and provides high quality accommodation to veterans. The building underwent a full roof replacement, with repairs to the timber and externals of the building and balconies.

Eston Community Village


Eston Community Village - £6.1m

The Eston Community Village development comprised the construction of 38 apartments across 4 two-storey blocks and 13 bungalows.

Located adjacent to the existing Barnaby House Extra Care Facility, an extension of the existing car park was completed to provide parking for the new facility.

The purpose-built accommodation is for persons with dementia, mental health problems and learning difficulties.

The facility includes a large and welcoming communal lounge area and the properties have dual aspect views of the external environment and a large amount of natural light.

The gardens and landscaping have been designed to aid orientation across the site through a change in planting scheme.

Low Farm Drive


Low Farm Drive - £6.4m

Delivered on behalf of Beyond Housing, the Low Farm Drive scheme comprises the construction of 52 new homes across 4 sites in Redcar. The properties are a mix of bungalows, flats and two, three and four-bedroom houses.

The properties are being constructed across 4 sites; site 1 being located on Low Farm Drive, sites 2 and 3 on land adjacent Byland Close and site 4 near to Wykeham Close.

The properties are of traditional construction and the design has been selected to fit in with the existing residential properties.

The scheme has been supported by a £2m grant from Homes England and assists in meeting local housing demand.

Truro Avenue


Truro Avenue - £6.5m

Esh Living has been appointed to construct 50 properties on behalf of Believe Housing. The scheme comprises a mix of 28 wheelchair adaptable bungalows and 22 three-bedroom houses.

Located in an existing residential area in Murton, the brownfield site previously contained social housing which was demolished approximately 20 years ago.

All properties are of traditional build and each include two car parking spaces and visitor bays located across the development.

The scheme includes the installation of a water attenuation system within Truro Road and the replacement of existing pipework to 1200mm diameter pipe to increase capacity and reduce the risk of flooding.

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