SSFC formerly owned the land. Credit: via Oracle

Housing partners finish South Tyneside development

Social enterprise Places for People, working with Adderstone Living, has completed its latest project, on a former warehouse site next to South Shields Football Club.

The South Tyneside scheme comprises 69 homes which are now available to local residents in an affordable homes scheme,

On land formerly owned by the football club, the development includes two-, three- and four-bedroom homes.

Situated on Shaftesbury Avenue a couple of miles from South Shields town centre and the coast, the site creates an extension of a well-established residential area, occupying a 6.5-acre brownfield site next to SSFC.

The homes are designed for modern family living, PfP said.

Working with engineer Sirius Group during the construction process, 98% of the former warehouse that occupied the site was recycled, including all existing masonry and steel incorporated into the new project’s foundations, while all green waste and timber – and almost all mixed waste – was recycled.

In addition to building new homes, Places for People has also formed partnerships with local partners, including Port of Tyne to increase local community activities. Each partner contributes £5,000 per year to develop bespoke projects to help improve the lives of people in the local community.

To date, projects for young offenders, people with SEN and activities to tackle food poverty during summer holidays have taken place.

Nilam Buchanan, regional managing director, central and north at Places for People, said: “We are delighted to have completed the Shaftesbury Avenue development, providing high-quality homes, and creating a thriving community, in an area where there is great demand.

“We’re pleased to see that customers have already moved in and started to make their new home their own and would like to thank our partners at Adderstone Living for bringing the vision to life and helping create a well-connected community and offering more opportunities for families to thrive.”

Adderstone Living, the dedicated social housing division of Adderstone Group, constructed the new properties.

Stephen McCoy, director at Adderstone Group added: “We were delighted to partner with People for Places on this project. When we sourced this land there was a scheme design that was totally stuck in planning.  Changing the layout totally and redesigning the access arrangements we managed to satisfy planners and achieve a viable scheme.

“The finished product is excellent and fits well into its new surroundings compared to the derelict factory that occupied the whole site previously.”

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