This phase rounds off a £119m project. Credit: via Persuasion

Work begins on £44m third Kirkleatham phase

As in the previous two phases, Vistry North East will once again work with social provider Beyond Housing after being selected by Homes England for the final part of the 650-home Teesside development.

Vistry North East, part of the Vistry Group, secured planning permission for a latest phase of 204 properties at Kirkleatham, near Redcar, in October last year.

Beyond Housing will acquire 123 of the 204 phase three properties for shared ownership (80), affordable rent (23) and rent to buy (20). The remaining 81 houses will be marketed for sale.

Vistry North East is already working on phases one and two, which together comprise 375 homes for sale, shared ownership and private and affordable rent; along with a supported living village of 75 homes for people with a specific housing need.

Andrew Rennie, development director, Vistry North East, said: “It is fantastic to be starting work on our new development here in Kirkleatham and to again be working with Beyond Housing, to deliver even more high-quality housing for the local community.

“Our earlier phases have already played a huge part in improving both the housing choice and standard in the area. Whether people are looking to buy outright, to rent privately or to access supported housing options – through means such as affordable rent, shared ownership, rent to buy or in an extra care setting – our mixed tenure approach is providing options and opportunities available to all.”

Completion is expected in 2026. Credit: via Persuasion

Vistry North East was chosen by Homes England to complete the £44m third phase of the £119m project, subject to planning, in February last year.

Ian Hall, senior development manager, Homes England said: “We are pleased to see the third and final phase of the residential development start on site. Vistry North East is a valued partner which has responded to Homes England’s challenge to deliver high quality homes at an accelerated pace.

“Residential development commenced at Kirkleatham in 2020. If the end of 2026 target for this phase is met, 654 homes of various tenures will have been delivered in a short period of time, benefiting a wide section of the Redcar community.”

The latest phase at Kirkleatham will see a mix of two to five bed homes created. It is expected the first residents will be able to move into the third phase homes in October this year, with completion of all third phase properties expected in summer 2026.

Clare Harrigan, director of development at Beyond Housing, said: “The successful partnership between Vistry and Beyond Housing through all three phases of the development has maximised the opportunities for delivery of high-quality new homes.

“The commencement of the final phase of this popular development will deliver more new homes with a wide range of tenures providing options to suit all customers.”

Vistry Group describes itself as the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed tenure homes. Mostly working through the Countryside Partnerships brand, the wider group also includes Linden Homes, Bovis Homes and Countryside Homes.

Vistry North East is currently active on 15 construction sites around the North East region with a gross development value of £630m, working with six housing associations and seven local authorities.

Schemes at a former hospital site in Morpeth and in Stockton-on-Tees were approved in late 2023.

Beyond Housing is one of the largest registered housing providers in the North East and North Yorkshire. With its regional offices in Redcar and Scarborough, the organisation is responsible for the letting, management and maintenance of more than 15,000 homes across the North East and North Yorkshire.

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