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House underwent a transformation to improve accommodation and provision for residents as the bed sit layout had become outdated.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

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.

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refurbishment works were undertaken at Lord Gort Court to improve the appearance of the building and modernise the outdated flat interiors.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

Rothwell Grange


Rothwell Grange - £4.8m

Esh Living is currently on site at Rothwell Grange delivering 44 new affordable properties on the site of a former nursing home. The project comprises of 6 hillside apartments, 2 blocks of 4 apartments and 2 blocks of 15 apartments.

The development is modern in its design and takes into account the neighbouring properties.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Earswick and Huntington FIP


Earswick and Huntington FIP - £409k

The scheme comprised the modernisation of 75 occupied properties.

Works included; kitchen, bathroom and boiler replacement along with all associated flooring, tiling, decoration and electrical upgrades.

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.

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.

Thornley House & Shincliffe House


Thornley House & Shincliffe House - £1.7m

Esh’s affordable living division is currently on site undertaking internal and external refurbishment of the listed buildings, Thornley and Shincliffe House.

The project objective is to provide 12 high quality residential independent living apartments and 2 general needs apartments for residents with specialist learning difficulties.

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.

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