Eighty six homes have been restored in the area to date. Credit: via Boutique

Placefirst heads for finish line in Hartlepool

The build-to-rent provider has started on site with the final phase of The Green regeneration scheme.

The development involves 12 two-bedroom bungalows for long-term private rent on Rodney Street, marking the completion of a project that has already seen three streets of housing Victorian housing redeveloped, totalling 86 homes.

Placefirst said that adding bungalows will add to the choice available in the neighbourhood, which is centred around a communal green space. A resident services manager is based in the neighbourhood.

Elsewhere in the region, Placefirst projects include Scholars View in Hetton-le-Hole, a community of 116 new build homes, The Oaks at Esh Winning in Durham, where work started in September 2022 on 89 homes including 54 bungalows, and Benwell Dene in Newcastle, where plans were recently submitted to create 146 sustainable homes at a prominent brownfield site.

In April, the organisation was named as preferred development partner for 140 homes within the Riverside Sunderland masterplan.

Completion in Hartlepool is expected in 2024.

Phil Jones, project director at Placefirst, said: “We are delighted to commence work on the final phase of this key regeneration project in the centre of Hartlepool. It’s pleasing that we will be doing so with our in-house construction team on the back of completing Scholars View and starting at The Oaks in Esh Winning.

“The Green is one of our iconic regeneration projects which has delivered significant benefits to the local area. We look forward to completing the construction of these much needed new build bungalows and seeing residents move in next year.”

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