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House underwent a transformation to improve accommodation and provision for residents as the bed sit layout had become outdated.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

Low Farm Drive


Low Farm Drive - £6.4m

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

Construction is of traditional build and the design has been selected to fit in with the surrounding residential properties.

Harley Green


Harley Green - £1.1m

The project included design and build of 8 two-bedroom properties in 4 semi-detached blocks within an existing housing estate. External works comprised of a new access rode along with a turning circle and associated landscaping.

Barras House


Barras House - £725k

An existing void two-storey sheltered accommodation building was remodelled and refurbished to provide 2 flats and 7 houses for affordable rent.

Works included; minor demolition, internal strip out and refurbishment, new service installation, window and door replacement and rendering.

Truro Avenue


Truro Avenue - £6.5m

Truro Avenue is a development of 50 new build affordable homes on behalf of Believe Housing. Comprising a mix of 28 wheelchair adaptable bungalows and 22 three-bedroom houses, the new homes are located on a brownfield site following the demolition of social housing 20 years prior.

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

All properties are of traditional build and include two car parking spaces per home. Visitor bays are located throughout the development.

Cockerton Regeneration


Cockerton Regeneration - £8.1m

Cockerton Regeneration consisted of the demolition of 76 one and two-bedroom council flats and a small number of family homes to clear the sites for 80 new family homes.

The works were undertaken across 5 separate sites and the new homes included a mix of properties for social rent and private sale.

The scheme also included the creation of new play areas and green spaces in the area, as well as improved links to West Park.

The properties for rent were constructed to meet Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, meaning the materials and technologies used in their construction will reduce their impact on the environment.

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.

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.

Lord Gort House


Lord Gort House - £1.1m

External and internal refurbishment works were undertaken at Lord Gort Court to improve the appearance of the building and modernise the outdated flat interiors.

The two-storey residential building which provides retirement housing was constructed in the early 1970’s and contains 31 self-contained apartments.

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.

Barnsdale Road


Barnsdale Road - £7.6m

Barnsdale Road is located two miles north of Castleford in Allerton Bywater. Esh’s affordable housing division transformed 4.6 acres of land formerly used as a colliery station yard into 12 two-bedroom, 38 three-bedroom, and five four-bedroom houses, for a mix of shared ownership and affordable rent tenures.

Contemporary in design and in keeping with a neighbouring urban village, the 55 new homes are arranged in small terraces and semi-detached units, each with their own landscaped garden area and parking facilities.

Esh was appointed as the design and build contractor working on behalf of Yorkshire Housing.


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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