Leading town and city-centre developer, Muse, along with registered provider, Thirteen Group, and Homes England – the government’s housing and regeneration agency – have recently started on site delivering 113 affordable homes at Northshore, Stockton-on-Tees, thanks to a £1.34m Brownfield Housing Fund grant, through the TEES VALLEY COMBINED AUTHORITY.
The new homes, which will be energy efficient and available for both shared ownership and affordable rent, follow on from the successful delivery of three previous phases and are due to complete around April 2024.
Employment opportunities both on site, as well as contracts secured within the local supply chain will be a priority, with hundreds of jobs and apprenticeships created as a result of the new scheme.
The wider Northshore scheme, which is less than a mile from Stockton high street, is being delivered by Muse, in partnership with Homes England. The 56-acre gateway development 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.
Andrew Milne, senior development surveyor at Muse, said: “We’re delighted to progress bringing forward the latest phase of affordable homes at Northshore with our partners and with thanks to TEES VALLEY COMBINED AUTHORITY. Together, we’re working hard to further add to this vibrant, diverse and connected community that’s being created here.
“With Homes England, the council, Thirteen and now with support from the combined authority, we’ve repurposed and transformed a key area in the heart of Stockton on Tees, creating a truly special scheme that’s delivered investment and opportunities to directly benefit the Stockton community.”
Phil Jones, land and planning director at Thirteen, said: “We enjoy a fantastic, well-established working relationship with Muse and all the partners involved, and to bring this superb residential scheme forward is a culmination of genuine teamwork. This development marks another step forward in the sustainable reuse of a redundant brownfield site to provide high-quality, affordable homes in an attractive setting with river frontage. Responding to the local need and demand for new homes, the development supports local choice and fosters a mixed community in a highly accessible location to open space, landscaping and a range of local services. This sustainable development will support the continued economic growth ambitions of Stockton being met.”
This scheme will support partners’ objectives for Stockton town centre and the regenerated River Tees It is anticipated that this latest phase at Northshore will begin on site in the autumn.