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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House underwent a transformation to improve accommodation and provision for residents as the bed sit layout had become outdated.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.

Bodmin Road


Bodmin Road - £3.7m

Bodmin Road is the first land led development delivered by Esh Construction within Yorkshire. Delivered on behalf of Yorkshire Housing, the scheme transformed the site of two former care homes which were demolished in 2016.

Bodmin Road comprised 28 houses and four apartments with a mix of two and three bedrooms for shared ownership and affordable rent tenures. With a design that integrates into the neighbouring properties and surroundings, the houses are arranged in semi-detached terraces and the apartments are in a two-storey block, all with parking facilities.

An existing road was upgraded to provide access into the estate and a footpath constructed to improve pedestrian safety.

Dene Terrace


Dene Terrace - £1.9m

18 two-bedroom bungalows were constructed on behalf of Livin Housing Ltd. The bungalows are social rent for over 55's/disabled and have been constructed in 9 semi-detached pairs.

Properties include rear gardens with fencing and parking provision. Visitor parking has also been included in the design to further reduce congestion.

Colin Barnaby Court


Colin Barnaby Court - £3.3m

On behalf of WDH, Colin Barnaby Court is a development of 24 new homes which will be available for affordable rent and shared ownership. The transformation of the site includes the demolition of a 34-flat independent living scheme and the construction of a new access road.

Student Cribs Jesmond


Student Cribs Jesmond - £776k

On behalf of Student Cribs Ltd, Esh delivered the refurbishment of 198 student rooms based across separate accommodation blocks in Newcastle.

Works comprised kitchen and bathroom replacement, structural works, flooring installation and decoration. While externally, minor works included pointing and roof works.

Beech Hill


Beech Hill - £13.5m

On behalf of Together Housing Group, Beech Hill is a development of 105 new family homes for affordable rent. A mix of two, three, four, and five-bedroom homes will be constructed as well as a cycle route, public open space, parking facilities, and infrastructure works.

Construction work has been ongoing in the Beech Hill area over the past two years to prepare the site for re-development, with the demolition of three tower blocks, which had previously lay derelict for over 10 years.

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.

Roman Avenue


Roman Avenue - £3.4m

Construction work is underway at Roman Avenue where Esh’s affordable housing division will deliver 25 new affordable homes.

Delivered on behalf of Karbon Homes and supported with funding from Homes England, the scheme will provide 17 houses, with a mix of semi-detached and terraced properties, and eight flats. There will be two blocks of flats – with each block being two-storeys – which will both house four homes. Arranged as Tyneside flats, each property will have their own front door at ground level.

The development will have open plan front gardens and 6ft high timber fencing to the back gardens to provide private space. Residents will also benefit from 34 parking spaces, and a secure bike shed for every home.

The new homes will be let as ‘social rent’ which ensures they will be truly affordable for local residents, well below local market rents.

Seaside Lane


Seaside Lane - £11.5m

Located on the site of the long-demolished Easington working men’s club, Seaside Lane is a development of 96 new homes, with a mix of 28 two-bedroom houses, 54 three-bedroom houses, 6 four-bedroom houses and 8 two-bedroom bungalows.

A new public open space will be constructed at the heart of the new community, creating a ‘village green’ feel.

When completed, 36 of the new homes will be available for affordable rent and the remaining 60 will be offered for rent to buy.

Mortimer Road


Mortimer Road - £2m

The scheme comprised the construction of 20 two and three-bedroom houses and bungalows available for social rent.

Each property included garden spaces and large internal areas to provide open plan and flexible living spaces for residents.

Evenwood Refurbishment Works


Evenwood Refurbishment Works - £1.1m

Delivered on behalf of Thirteen Group, Esh completed external and internal refurbishment works across 29 properties in Bishop Auckland.

External works included re-roofing, rendering, window and door installation, fencing and boundary wall replacement, while internal works comprised of kitchen and bathroom replacement.

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.

Gateshead & Hartlepool Move on Project


Gateshead & Hartlepool Move on Project - £4.6m

Esh’s affordable housing division is currently delivering two refurbishment projects in Hartlepool and Gateshead which will see 63 units converted into 105 one-bedroom flats and two hub offices. Delivered on behalf of Home Group, units will be re-modelled as part of the ‘Move on Project’, creating ‘hub’ and ‘transition’ properties designed for residents who require support to live independently.

The development comprises the full re-modelling and refurbishment of existing units and all associated external works, drainage, and mains service works. Internal works include damp proofing, electrical re-wire, kitchen, and bathroom replacement, installation of a new heating system and full decoration, while externally doors and windows will be replaced, roof works, and external wall repairs undertaken.

The regeneration of these areas will provide improved quality of accommodation and enhanced security measures, ensuring residents are safe and secure in their homes, as well improving the quality of life for residents, reducing anti-social behaviour, and improving the appearance of the estates.

Victoria Building


Victoria Building - £1.7m

The £1.7 million renovation of the Victoria Building saw major internal refurbishment and external repair works undertaken to transform the space into an enhanced business hub at the heart of Teesside University’s enterprise zone.

Formerly used as a school when constructed in 1892, the project was commissioned to restore the buildings heritage features and create an industrial-looking and open-plan space. Removal of the suspended ceilings has revealed the impressive scale of the original windows, while externally, a specialist steeplejack restored the roof and chimney in line with the building’s Grade II listed status.

To create the industrial look, low hung lighting and exposed pipework is a key feature throughout while careful use of fabrics and colour have been chosen to complement the space and light in the building. On the upper floor, the original parquet flooring and wall tiling has been revived, bringing the Victorian-style features into the 21st century business space.

The revamped hub provides a 32-seat commercial co-working space, an incubation space with 12 starter offices and a dedicated video games studio accelerator with space for six start-up studios. A new micro-manufacturing wing will provide five workshop spaces, one of which will become home to a refugee community bakery project.

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