Nationwide placemaker, Muse, along with registered provider, Thirteen Group and Homes England – the government’s housing and regeneration agency – welcomed considerable progress in the delivery of 113 affordable homes at Northshore, Stockton-on-Tees with a stakeholders tour event on site recently.
The new homes, which were part funded by the TEES VALLEY COMBINED AUTHORITY, will be energy efficient and available for both shared ownership and affordable rent. Following on from the successful delivery of three previous phases, the homes are due to start welcoming residents later this year.
Andrew Milne, Senior Development Manager at Muse, said: “The latest phase of affordable homes at Northshore is a crucial element in the overall community that we’re creating together with our partners and we’re delighted with the progress on site. Less than a mile from Stockton’s high street, the transformation of a former industrial site into a welcoming, connected place where people want to live, work and spend their leisure time is well underway.
“It was a pleasure to share with our investment partners not only the progress made in the delivery of quality affordable homes but also the wider development, as part of the regeneration of the town centre and River Tees which will benefit the whole community.”
Alastair Haworth, Senior Development Manager at Homes England, said: “Working with our partners, it is great to see a further phase of high-quality homes being delivered, creating a well-designed place to support an ever-growing community at Northshore. A place that people will be proud to call home.”
John Manning, Construction and Build Director at Thirteen, said: “We enjoy a fantastic, well-established working relationship with Muse and all the partners involved. It’s great to see the incredible progress on the site, which is the culmination of genuine teamwork.
“This development is a great example of reusing a redundant brownfield site to provide high-quality, affordable homes in an attractive setting with river frontage.”
Councillor Nigel Cooke, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Housing, said: “It’s fantastic to see the progress made at the Northshore site, which is going to be a great location for residents to live so close to Stockton Riverside and High Street.
“Encouraging people to live in or nearby town centres is one of the key factors in regeneration, so the 113 affordable homes are a very welcome addition as we continue on with our plans to improve every town centre across the Borough and make them fit for the future.”
The wider Northshore neighbourhood is being delivered by Muse, in partnership with Homes England and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. The 56-acre gateway community will have provided in the region of 350 homes across a range of tenures and has already delivered 80,000 sq ft of offices, a new 128-bedroom Hampton by Hilton hotel with a number of public spaces created.