Making ground at Tanfield Road

Work is well underway at our Tanfield Road site, in Hartlepool, where we are building affordable homes for rent.  The project includes seventeen two-bedroom bungalows, of which two properties are wheelchair-friendly.

Before starting the North Star Housing Development, the site had to be cleared, involving the demolition of a former garden centre, cafe and greenhouses.

Progress over the last few weeks has been good. Substructure works including the masonry below DPC, block and beam ground floors and structural screeds are well under way. The superstructure works have also begun on some plots.

The development was unanimously backed by local councillors who agreed it will bring much-needed bungalows into the town’s housing stock. Supported by Homes England, North Star is investing £3.2m in the project which is focused on the needs of the community.

All the bungalows will have private rear gardens and parking and are light and thermally efficient, with some featuring electric car charging.  The units will be available at an affordable rent to people aged over 55 and the site will include communal planting within the courtyard development.

We are proud to be partnering North Star, HMH Architects, Billinghurst George & Partners and RNJ Partnership LLP to inject new life into this brownfield site.